Taking on the internet shops with colourful variety
Globalisation is also making its mark on the book business: owner-operated book stores have become a rarity ever since books over the internet are just a click away. Thus, it is great that there are still places to go such as »Homburger & Hepp«, located at Münsterplatz since 1921. You’ll get expert advice and find a huge selection of books, ranging from fiction to regional books and children’s books through to psychology and theology. The »Bücherschiff« mainly scores in the fields of architecture, arts and law.
Mainstream? No, thanks!
The bookshop »Zur Schwarzen Geiß« located just a few steps further at Obermarkt also does not belong to a chain. This is not a place for mainstream literature. Instead, the book shop, which was originally established as a left-wing info stand by university students in 1977, focuses on humanities publications. The offer is rounded off by sophisticated fiction literature, which you won’t find on any best-seller lists.
English books and university books to go
The English Bookshop has been a popular spot for many years not only among language students. Its range of books spans from sport to technology and on to politics and science. With a total of three branches, the book store Osiander by far has the largest offer of books in Konstanz. While its inner courtyard café in Kanzleistraße offers you a break from the shopping bustle, the university branch of Osiander has a readily available assortment of literature for all academic disciplines.