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Gay couple on the road in Berlin-Schöneberg
Bookstore Eisenherz in the Motzstraße © visitBerlin, Foto: Dirk Mathesius

Eisenherz Buchladen

Bookstore for queer literature

The Eisenherz bookshop is a well-known address throughout Germany for lovers of queer literature. It was founded in 1978 by activists of the left-wing gay movement and opened in November 1978 on Bülowstraße. In the 1980s it moved to Charlottenburg and returned to Schöneberg in 2004, on Lietzenburger Straße where it now sold not only gay, but also lesbian and feminist literature.

In 2013, after moving to its present location on Motzstraße, the range was already queer and as diverse as Berlin’s LSBTIQ+ community itself. You can get advice and recommendations, attend readings and see exhibitions. As a special service, the staff will order any available book for you, including international ones. It’s a bookshop that’s worth more than just a flying visit.