On June 23, 1978, when Frankfurt Nordend was a hell of a lot more bohemian, Land in Sicht opened its doors onto this:
It is an airy shop, with unstained wooden shelves from floor to high ceiling. You won’t find any English books here, but if you’re looking for something in German or, like me, just like laying your eyes on the book stores still managing to survive the wake of the chains and the Amazon, than Land in Sicht is a nice stop for an afternoon stroll through the now-quiet neighborhood. According to their website, over 16,000 titles fill the towering shelves.
This is the kind of book store where, even if I don’t need a thing, I like to leave my money. It is one of a quickly diminishing number of final book-ish frontiers, a place where you can touch and browse before buying, and where book-loving salespeople can help you find a new favorite. Land in Sicht translates to “land in sight,” and for book and book store lovers, it is a long awaited coast filled with quietly waiting treasure.
Land in Sicht
Rotteckstrasse 13, 60316 Frankfurt am Main