Welcome to the Otherland Bookstore
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We don't buy textbooks from Canada or the US!
Related to some complaints we have received recently: we do not buy or sell used English text books. If you are in the USA or Canada and someone pretends to be buying English text books from you on our behalf, please feel free to report them to the police, they are trying to scam you.
When we first opened our doors way back in 1998, our range of English books took up roughly two shelves. Now original editions of books from the United Kingdom and the Unites States take up the whole back wall of the shop and are furthermore presented on two huge »Borg units«. Naturally we cannot offer everything that is published, and we are not even sure we'd want to if we could. But our selection is far-ranging, and you will find the latest fantasy and science fiction alongside established genre classics.
Of course we are always on the lookout for the next big thing in epic fantasy or space opera, but we make sure to stock writers that break genre boundries as well. Some of us are very fond of novellas and short stories, so you'll find all the latest »Best of«-anthologies and collections by the hottest writers around.
A word on our prices for English language books: We order through German wholesalers and via the biggest US-wholesaler around. Yet we cannot always match prices with our competition on the internet − we do have to pay rent, and we are not prepared to tell our employees that they have to work for minimum wages because our customers want to pay 50 cents less. We think both our employees and our customers deserve better.
If you are looking for a certain book you cannot find on our shelves, please tell us - or contact us if you want to ask if we have a title in stock before coming by. We order directly in the US every Saturday, and we will try this and other options to get what you want. All of us working here read English books and speak the language (well, more or less, depending on form and time of day).
In order to keep up to date about our new book arrivals, sign up for our newsletter; you can find the online form for it here, or just drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org). The second half of our newsletter is in English and features our new arrivals and information on readings and other events in English.
And if you want to read our reviews about SF, Fantasy and Horror, visit our English-language blog!