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Tips fo Bookworms

Mann mit Kopfhörern
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Now is the time to finally read exciting new publications or to take the classics off the shelf and dust them off.
If you're still looking for reading material, check out the digital readings, livestreams and podcasts that introduce you to current bestsellers and interesting new releases that you might otherwise have missed.
We also have a few tips for you on how to get enough reading material.
By the way, we've put together 11 tips for exciting detective stories set in Berlin in our blog.

rbb macht Lesung

Mann mit Kopfhörern
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Author Lutz Seiler reads from his successful novel Stern 111 on radio rbbKultur. In a total of 45 episodes you can listen to the exiting family history in post-reunification Berlin. Each episode will be available online for seven days.

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weiter lesen – das LCB im rbb

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin at Wannsee
Literarisches Colloquium in Berlin visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

weiter lesen – das LCB im rbb: This is the joint podcast reading stage of the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB) and rbb. You can listen to them every Thursday and Saturday on rbbKultur on the radio and download them later.  A writer reads from her new books and talks about the fun of writing and the pleasure of reading.
Next dates: 9 April: Janna Steenfatt, "„Die Überflüssigkeit der Dinge", 11 April: Alexander Chee, 16 April: Christian Schulteisz, "Wense"

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Li-Be in Zeiten von Corona

lesender Junge
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Under the beautiful title Li-Be in Zeiten von Corona (Li-Be in times of Coromna), the Literaturhaus Berlin offers you readings and radio plays as a video stream or podcast. On April 7th there will be a talk with Judith Kuckart about “Kein Sturm, nur Wetter”.

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Berlin Dungeon reads ...

junge Frau mit Kopfhörern
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What a scary thing the actors and actresses of the Berlin Dungeon have prepared for you: They read the uncanny story of the serial killer Carl Großmann from the book „Die Bestie vom Schlesischen Bahnhof: Doku-Krimi aus dem Berlin der 1920er Jahre“ by Horst Bosetzky.
Listen to the reading on Youtube

Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus

reading woman
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The Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus shows the upcoming events as live streams. On Tuesday, 7.4. there will be a commemorative evening for the Berlin draughtsman and poet Horst Husse. On 16.4. you can follow a discussion about education in a digital society.

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Podcast: Letzte Lektüren

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A new episode of the podcast Letzte Lektüren (Lst lectures) will take place on April 8 at 20.30 on Instagram. Maria and Ludwig, the makers of blauschwarzberlin, bring literature into conversation.
All podcasts are also available online.

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reading girl
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Everything about new releases and the current situation you can find out at the Literatuagenten, the podcast from RBB every Sunday at 6 pm on radioeins. In the archive you can click through the latest broadcasts.

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Rent books in the public libraries

in der Bibliothek
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You need refills for the book pile? Take a look at the huge offer of Berlin libraries. The digital offers from VÖBB are currently free for three months. E-books, movie and music streaming and great e-learning offers are waiting for you. You can also get your library card online.

To all offers of VÖBB

Support your local bookstore

Book arch at Savignyplatz
Book arch at Savignyplatz visitBerlin, Foto: Günter Steffen

In Berlin - as the only federal state at all - bookstores are fortunately still allowed to open, many have also set up online shops and delivery services. You can pre-order your desired books and then pick them up directly or have them sent to you. Some even bring the books to you by bike.
With every book you buy you help your bookstore to keep going and hopefully stay open. And even if you have enough books at home, it's not bad to buy some books for the summer.

If you want to support your bookseller, you can find a handy overview in the bookstore finder.

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And alwas remember: Stay at home and read a book

"“Time and the hour run through the roughest day.” (Shakespeare)

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doesn't smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face Berlin's rich cultural life - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog.