Information for visitors to Hamburg
Read more
Buchhandlung Lüders
© Buchhandlung Lüders

Bookstores to browse

Discover Hamburg's cosiest bookshops

The power of books to transport us into foreign worlds, to show us unknown places and to captivate us in exciting stories is almost limitless. On grey rainy days, the longing for colourful adventures is especially strong: the perfect time for a new favourite book. Where is that waiting for you? We will show you the most beautiful bookstores in Hamburg, which invite you to browse around in comfort. Let's go!

Show more Show less

Discover Hamburg's cosiest bookshops

The power of books to transport us into foreign worlds, to show us unknown places and to captivate us in exciting stories is almost limitless. On grey rainy days, the longing for colourful adventures is especially strong: the perfect time for a new favourite book. Where is that waiting for you? We will show you the most beautiful bookstores in Hamburg, which invite you to browse around in comfort. Let's go!

Show moreShow less

1.Lüders Bookstore

buchhandlunglueders_c_buchhandlung-lueders
© Lüders Buchhandlung

Lüders Buchhandlung & Antiquariat demonstrates what is missing from online shopping: the individual charm of lovingly managed retail stores. On rainy days, you can quickly forget the time when exploring the bulging bookshelves. The long-standing employees are available to help with advice and assistance in the search for the right reading. Your new favourite book? Only a flick of the wrist away!

Show moreShow less

Lüders Buchhandlung

Address

Heußweg 33
20255 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat09:00 - 19:00

Lüders Buchhandlung

Heußweg 33
20255 Hamburg

More

2.Felix Jud

felix-jud-buchhandlung_c_felix-jud-buchhandlung-antiquariat-kunsthandel
© Felix Jud Buchhandlung Antiquariat Kunsthandel

A visit to the Felix Jud bookstore is like a journey back in time. Over the last few decades, this historical antiquarian bookshop has established itself as a cultural institution in the centre of Hamburg. On sale are historical and modern, entertaining and educational works. Readings and book presentations take place at regular intervals in the holy halls of Felix Juds, the founder of the bookshop.

Show moreShow less

Felix Jud Buchhandlung Antiquariat Kunsthandel

Address

Neuer Wall 13
20354 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00

Felix Jud GmbH & Co. KG Buchhandlung • Antiquariat • Kunsthandel

Neuer Wall 13
20354 Hamburg

More

3.Book flea market

buecherflohmarkt_c-2014-gerd-altmann-pixabay
© Pixabay / Gerd Altmann
buecherflohmarkt_buchregal_c-2016-lubos-houska-pixabay
© Pixabay / Lubos Houska
buecherflohmarkt_c-2018-michael-gaida-pixabay
© Pixabay / Michael Gaida
buecherflohmarkt_front_c-2018_tschreiber
© T. Schreiber

Not a bookshop in the classic sense, but rather a collection point for sorted out favourite books: the book flea market at the Hühnerposten. From Monday to Friday, bookworms can browse through the colourful range on offer. Books of all genres and subject areas cost one euro. The proceeds go to the non-profit project "Medienboten", a voluntary media delivery service for people with limited mobility.

 

Show moreShow less

Bücherflohmarkt

Address

Hühnerposten 1
20097 Hamburg

City area
St. Georg
Opening hours Open
  • Mon09:00 - 19:00
  • Tue09:00 - 19:00
  • Wed09:00 - 19:00
  • Thu09:00 - 19:00
  • Fri09:00 - 19:00
  • Sat10:00 - 19:00
  • Sun13:00 - 18:00

Bücherflohmarkt

Hühnerposten 1
20097 Hamburg

More

4.Cohen + Dobernigg

cohendobernigg_front_c-2018_tschreiber
© T. Schreiber
cohendobernigg_front_c-2018_tschreiber
© T. Schreiber

The Schlachthofpassage in the Karolinenviertel is home to this bookstore jewel: Cohen + Dobernigg. The bookstore's unmistakable feature is the ring-shaped shelving, which takes up almost the entire space and offers plenty of room for new and old literature classics. The staff are on hand to advise you on your search for your new favourite book. Book recommendations like mass goods? Not at Cohen + Dobernigg. All books are hand-picked.

Show moreShow less

Cohen + Dobernigg

Address

Sternstraße 4
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 20:00
  • Tue10:00 - 20:00
  • Wed10:00 - 20:00
  • Thu10:00 - 20:00
  • Fri10:00 - 20:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00

Cohen + Dobernigg

Sternstraße 4
20357 Hamburg

More

5.Strips & Stories

stripsandstories_c_jann-wilken_1
© Jann Wilken
stripsandstories_c_jann-wilken_3
© Jann Wilken
stripsandstories_c_jann-wilken_2
© Jann Wilken
stripsandstories_c_jann-wilken_4
© Jann Wilken

The bookstore Strips & Stories proves that comics are not just for children. The shop is all about graphic novels. In the shop window you will find classics like "Tintin" and new releases of modern narrators. Many Hamburg-based illustrators and authors are also represented with their works. Immerse yourself in a world full of speech bubbles and let yourself be enchanted by the drawn stories!

Show moreShow less

Strips & Stories

Address

Wohlwillstrasse 28
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Tue13:00 - 19:00
  • Wed13:00 - 19:00
  • Thu13:00 - 19:00
  • Fri13:00 - 19:00
  • Sat11:00 - 18:00

Strips & Stories

Wohlwillstrasse 28
20359 Hamburg

More

6.Bookstore Samtleben

buchladen_c-unsplash-josh-felise
© Unsplash / Josh Felise

Ideal location: the Samtleben bookshop is located in the Literaturhaus Hamburg. Here you can browse to your heart's content - especially fiction lovers will get their money's worth. In addition to current bestsellers, the bookstore also convinces with its selection of books outside of the mainstream. A special focus is on classical literature, poetry, but also children's and picture books.

Show moreShow less

Buchhandlung Samtleben

Address

Schwanenwik 38
22087 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Tue11:00 - 19:00
  • Wed11:00 - 19:00
  • Thu11:00 - 19:00
  • Fri11:00 - 19:00
  • Sat11:00 - 16:00

Buchhandlung Samtleben

Schwanenwik 38
22087 Hamburg

More

7.Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café

Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café
© Johannes Beschoner
Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café
© Johannes Beschoner
Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café
© Johannes Beschoner
Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café
© Bianca Jarske
Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café
© Bianca Jarske
Jussis Krimi-Buch-Café
© Johannes Beschoner

The stories of Adler Olsen and Henning Mankell lure their readers into the vastness of the North and make them forget reality with excitement. If you can't get enough of Scandinavian crime novels, you've come to Jussi's Crime Book Café. In addition to crime novels, the range also includes the most beautiful stories by Astrid Lindgren and many others. Can't wait to devour your new book? The Krimi-Café invites you to Fika with coffee and cake. Lean back and immerse yourself in the stories of the Scandinavians.

Show moreShow less

Jussis crime book café

Address

Lehmweg 35
20251 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Tue15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun14:00 - 18:00

Jussi - Mein skandinavisches Krimi-Buch-Café

Lehmweg 35
20251 Hamburg

More

8.stories!

stories-buchhandlung_c_stories-die-buchhandlung_1
© stories! Die Buchhandlung
stories-buchhandlung_c_stories-die-buchhandlung_2
© stories! Die Buchhandlung

A little art gallery, a touch of museum and a pinch of library, and stories! The bookshop is ready. Here every book is honoured as a work of art. The documents stand with the cover facing forward and framed on the walls of the bookshop. The local assortment contains about 7000 titles. Chances are good that your new favourite book is hidden among them.

Show moreShow less

stories! The Book Store

Address

Straßenbahnring 17
20251 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 19:00
  • Tue10:00 - 19:00
  • Wed10:00 - 19:00
  • Thu10:00 - 19:00
  • Fri10:00 - 19:00
  • Sat10:00 - 17:00

stories! Die Buchhandlung

Straßenbahnring 17
20251 Hamburg

More

9.Bookstore Christiansen

books_c_thought-catalog-unsplash_1
© Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Do you dream of being locked up alone in a bookstore and browsing through the books to your heart's content? The Christiansen bookshop in Ottensen makes this dream come true. The "AusleseZeit" can be booked for groups of two to ten people and guarantees three undisturbed hours in book heaven. Those who prefer to look around in daylight are welcome in the heart of Altona from Monday to Saturday.

Show moreShow less

Bookshop Christiansen

Address

Bahrenfelder Str. 79
22765 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 19:00
  • Tue10:00 - 19:00
  • Wed10:00 - 19:00
  • Thu10:00 - 19:00
  • Fri10:00 - 19:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00

Buchhandlung Christiansen

Bahrenfelder Str. 79
22765 Hamburg

More

10.Bookshop in the Schanze

book-store_c_jamie-taylor-unsplash
© Jamie Taylor on Unsplash

From a children's bookstore to a meeting place for people interested in politics: the Schanzenbuch. The bookshop reflects the restructuring of the Schanzenviertel like no other. What once began as a shop for children's and educational books has expanded at the end of the 1980s into a contact point for students, left-wing projects and collectives. The bookshop at the Schulterblatt meets the demand for political and socially relevant literature. One crossroads further on, the mother shop "Die Druckerei" continues to offer books and toys for its young readers. 

Show moreShow less

Bookshop in the Schanze

Address

Schulterblatt 55
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00

Buchhandlung im Schanzenviertel

Schulterblatt 55
20357 Hamburg

More

FOLLOW US @hamburgahoi

Languages

Google translator for other languages

Please note that this is an automatic translation.
For better information, you can always switch to the German or English version

Add to watchlist
Bookmark