about this shop

You might ask yourself who is hidden behind these pages. Here is a short answer: I’ve been a bookseller for nearly thirty years now. Having finished my apprenticeship I was employed as the head of the departments Art and Literature at the University Bookstore N.G. Elwert, Marburg, for some years. After that, I’ve been working for different German publishing houses. In 2001 I established my antiquarian bookstore. I studied Comparative Literature, English Literature and Art History.


So, you see: Books, books and even more books! And, fortunately, there is no end to it!


The manifold benefits of books for our life the brilliant Georg Christoph Lichtenberg once pointed out:


Do we write books so that they shall merely be read? Don't we also write them for employment in the household? For one that is read from start to finish, thousands are leafed through, other thousands lie motionless, others are jammed against mouseholes, thrown at rats, others are stood on, sat on, drummed on, have gingerbread baked on them or are used to light pipes with.


Hopefully, you use books – or at least the good ones – mostly for one thing, that is for reading.


All the best


Rainer Brachmann