The Coronavirus Chronicle #13: HITTING THE BOOKS

Despite many small businesses in Berlin closing down during the pandemic, Prenzlauer Berg bookstore “Buchhandlung Montag” remains open and its sales are up. Anne-Katrin Grimm, the co-owner, explains her view on why it’s happening and how social distancing and COVID-19 has affected the public’s taste in literature. This piece originally aired on April 3.


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Anne-Katrin Grimm is the co-owner of “Buchhandlung Montag” in Prenzlauer Berg. Unlike most small businesses, her book store is deemed essential and is still open during the health crisis. Not to mention business is booming. But how has the pandemic affected people’s taste in literature? Listen below to find out.


“The big online delivery companies don’t deliver books at the moment,” Grimm says. “It’s our job now.”

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