14.02.2020 – Favourite spots

Stock up on reading matter

In need of a book or magazine? Whether you’re looking for a hip foreign title or an unusual travel guide – make a beeline for one of these four Zurich bookstores.

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Never Stop Reading

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‘It’s supposed to be a meeting place,’ says Nora Schwyn. She and Denise Zumbrunnen are the managers of a bookshop that is located on one of the most famous streets in Zurich: both Büchner and Denise used to live on Spiegelgasse – and Dada was born there in 1916.

Spiegelgasse 18, 8001 Zurich

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Print Matters

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Magazines about art, dogs and rappers – Maurice Müller’s shop is the place to buy reading matter that you won’t find at a normal kiosk. For three years, Print Matters operated as a pop-up store in various locations, but this nomadic life came to an end in 2019. The popular shop for quality magazines now has a permanent home on Hohlstrasse.

Hohlstrasse 9, 8004 Zurich

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Travel Book Shop

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In her bookshop on Rindermarkt, Regula Weber has everything that globetrotters need to plan their next trip, including travel guides and maps for all over the world. She even takes armchair travellers on an adventure. The current owner used to be a regular customer herself.

Rindermarkt 20, 8001 Zurich

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Sphères

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At the end of the nineties, it was a risk to open a bar in the middle of Zurich’s industrial district. Even more so when you wanted to open an unusual hybrid of a bookshop, venue and café! But, the industrial quarter transformed into the lively District 5. And what was right in the middle of it all? Sphères. Philipp Probst, one of the four main people in charge, has been working here for almost a decade.

Hardturmstrasse 66, 8005 Zurich