“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
Well, Munich is certainly not an English village, but I can imagine Matilda, the above mentioned young heroine of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, sitting exactly the same way in the Munich Readery.
When it comes to bookshops, Munich can be somewhat disappointing. Ruled by a large bookshop company, smaller stores are having a hard time and online shopping makes things even worse for them. Finding an English bookshop isn’t very easy either, if you are a literature student like me, searching for original versions or want to read German authors, but don’t speak German.
Fortunately, the Munich Readery is home to almost every anglophone author and runs genres such as crime, biographies, children’s books, non-fiction and much more. I love to browse through their new arrivals, get inspired by the staff’s recommendations or relax with a bunch of books in one of the cosy armchairs. Here I get carried away to exotic places and breathtaking adventures, just like Matilda in her little room. The atmosphere of the Munich Readery is simply perfect for entering the wonderful world of books.