This shop in Auguststrasse is like a piece of heaven for every creative person in love with magazines. At Do You Read Me?!, you can find everything you always wanted to find and more. And when I say more, I really mean it. You can spend a long time just browsing through the magazines that they have there without even thinking. This place is amazing.
So amazing that I had forbidden myself from going there. It is true. Back in the beginning of 2013, I was working for an advertising agency on Rosenthaler Platz. The agency was not far away to the shop and I remember that every day, I had the cheapest lunch possible just so I could buy all the magazines I wanted. Really.
After a while, I realized that I wasn’t going through the magazines and just stopped. But, every time that I go there I keep trying to go home with more reading material than possible.
Now you know how much I love Do You Read Me?! and this is all because the store is amazing. Once you open the door, it feels like you are entering another world. Their selection of magazines goes from music to architecture, from art to graphic design and typography. If those subjects are close to your heart, you are going to turn Do You Read Me?! into your favorite Mitte store.
Are you looking for the best place to buy magazines in Berlin? Just go to Do You Read Me?!
And it’s all because of Jessica Reitz and Mark Kiessling who decided to open the shop back in 2008. The reason behind it? The lack of shops selling the international magazines they were trying to find in Berlin. They took this problem into their own hands and they manage to solve it when Do You Read Me?! was open. If you are interested in their story, there is a great interview with them at Kinfolk.
One of my favorite things about Do You Read Me?! is that they have these magazines that I know I will never find anywhere else. Some are even more like zines than magazines and I always go home with one, every time I visit the shop. And the best thing is that if you cannot find what you are looking for, just talk to the great people there and they will find it. It is a fact.
They also have a subscription package that should be the best thing ever. The idea is that you give them a topic and a budget and they will send you a bunch of magazines that cover that topic. Amazing, right?
As a designer, every time that a fellow professional friend comes to Berlin, I know that I’ll have to take him there and this is the main reason why I’m writing this article. Next time one of my designer friends comes to Berlin, I will just share this with them. For real.
You can find Do You Read Me?! at Auguststrasse 28, in the heart of Mitte. The best U-Bahn station to get there is Weinmeisterstrasse and you’ll need to walk a few blocks to get there but it is easy. Just follow the map below and you will love me later.
Auguststr. 28, 10117 Berlin-Mitte; U8: Rosenthaler Platz
Open: Mon – Sat 10–19:30