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© Tommy Tannock

You have to know what you’re looking for with this one, tucked away as it is in a disused frame factory in a courtyard just off Schlesisches Tor. Motto is Swiss by origin and Swiss in its super design consciousness. Besides pop-ups all over European art hot spots like Venice and Basel, as well as an outpost in Melbourne, this Kreuzberg branch was the first permanent one, opened in 2008, and remains the most inviting. A softly lit array of fanzines, back-issues, artist’s books, posters, rare print-runs and cult classics are spread in a come-hither way across a long central table; altogether some 3,000 changing titles are carried by the store. Look out for book launches and evening events.

Venue name: Motto
Address: Skalitzer Straße 68

Opening hours: Open noon-8pm Mon-Sat.
Transport: U1 Schlesisches Tor.
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