What from the outside looks like your usual corner bookstore is, in fact, the equivalent of Aladdin’s Cave of Wonders. When you enter Buchhandlung Walther König (literally “the bookstore of Walther König”) for the first time, you only notice a single room, already well filled with beautiful coffee table books. Then, you might notice a narrow passage after which you will find a book-covered table, enclosed by shelves full of books, all surrounded by terraces with even more shelves and more books! And that’s not all: there is also a book-lined staircase that will take you to a floor with even more books! Books about painters, books about architecture, books about textiles, books about cars, and even books about libraries.
You will, therefore, have concluded that Buchhandlung Walther König is full of interesting and intriguing books. And the vendors really give you time to explore the books and get a feel for them. Last but not least, you will find plenty of books in English in this extraordinary bookstore.