During my last full day in Germany, our host took us to these little out-of-the-way areas of Berlin where we had the chance to walk around and see the East Berlin Wall art that was truly fascinating. Once I get back on my feet in Singapore, I would be sure to devote a blog just for the graffiti artwork in Berlin as well as the Mauthausen Concentration Camp that we visited in Vienna.
It was purely by chance that we came upon this charming little book shop in one of our endless (and largely aimless) walks in the streets of Berlin (very Ute Lemper). I was trying to stay away from large bookstore outlets, so this one was truly a find. The book shop attendant was this extremely helpful British lady who was kind enough to give me book recommendations upon knowing that I have a website on children’s lit and YA fiction.
With all the lovely titles, I am afraid I was powerless to resist buying at least one. It does not help that my travel companion is such an enabler who also loves books. I know that I’d have difficulty finding this graphic wordless novel by the Hamburg author/illustrator Moki when I go back to either Singapore or the States. So who am I to say no?