Do you read me?


  • Author: gestalten & Marianne Julia Strauss
  • Release date: April 2020
  • Format: 21 × 26 cm
  • Pages 272
  • Hardcover


Beyond the west
Do you read me
Kinfolk, the touch
Kitchen living
Living in
Out the woods
Ricardo Bofill
Small homes grand living
The home upgrade
The new Mediterranean 



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Bookstores are more than just places that sell books. They are focal points of communities, a warm welcome to a city, a place for first-time visitors and long time residents alike to gather in a shared love of the written word. They are places where time moves a little slower, where customers can get lost in the pages of a book, or enjoy readings, concerts, and events that bring together like-minded individuals with a thirst for knowledge.

Each bookstore is as unique as the diverse customers who frequent them. There are the secret ones tucked away with stacks reaching floor to ceiling; there are minimalist concept stores; there are dazzling book temples. There are ones in apartments, on boats, and in Gothic cathedrals.

From Daikanyama Tsutaya Books in Tokyo to Kosmos Buchsalon in Zurich, Do You Read Me? travels the globe to discover these gems and some of the people behind them, who turn an ordinary trip to the bookstore into an extraordinary experience.



  • Product code: 10803
  • Author: gestalten & Marianne Julia Strauss
  • Release date: April 2020
  • Size: 21 × 26 cm
  • Pages: 272
  • Hardcover
  • Full colour
  • ISBN:  978-3-89955-994-1

Material & Care

Stitch bound

Printed in Germany
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.


Marianne Julia Strauss

Travel writer Marianne Julia Strauss has scoured the globe for the past decade in search of the top bookstores. In Do You Read Me? she has collected a selection of the ones you need to include in your next itinerary.

“It has always been clear to me that there is a story worth telling behind every curve. For over 10 years I have turned my curiosity into a job. Today I travel to the most beautiful and exciting places in the world for various cultural magazines and publishers. My reports are about motorcycles, books, bar culture and everything that makes life a little more beautiful. In spring 2020, just in time for 10 years of self-employment, my first book about the most beautiful and inspiring bookstores on our planet was published: Do You Read Me? in the design publishing house.”


“gestalten continues to actively reimagine the way in which we approach publishing. With our extensive range of titles, we not only seek to enhance and to enrich our reader’s lives, but to continually engage with the surrounding creative landscape.

Our origin story began with a focus on the aesthetic, particularly that of graphic design and, over the last two decades, the scope of both our content and our expertise has widened. Today, using a myriad of observations of culture, people, art, and other intimate inspirational informants, we document and anticipate vital movements in architecture, visual culture, design & fashion, escapism, food & beverages, travel, and contemporary art.”

In 2014, Little Gestalten joined the literary ranks and ensured that there was a place for readers of all ages within the world of gestalten.

The gestalten narrative exists beyond the textual realm; regardless of the medium at hand, gestalten wishes to inform and inspire our community. We welcome you to enter gestalten’s world of creative culture whether between our pages, indulging in images and films online, or at one of our international events. We look forward to the result: mutual inspiration.

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