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Books | Bücher

A Directory of Online and Other
Sources of Books in German

Online Bookstores for German

If you don't live in a German-speaking country or elsewhere in Europe, it is difficult to find and purchase German-language books. On this page you'll find online bookstores that carry German-language titles. These are German online booksellers in Europe or elsewhere that are primarily Web retailers. For local and mail-order bookstores in North America, see that category link below.

Our directory is divided into the following categories:

Please don't forget to look in our own Bookstore!

For German DVD and VIDEO, see our DVD/Video Sources page.

Online Bookstores
In Europe and Around the World

German for Dummies
To order this book with audio
CD, just click on the cover.

Amazon.com (USA)
Amazon.ca (Canada)
Amazon.co.uk (UK)
Amazon's US, Canadian, and UK sites offer some German titles, but Amazon.de (below) has a much bigger selection.
Also German CDs, DVD and video (PAL format).

See more UK listings below.

The German division of Abebooks. An interesting idea: they'll buy textbooks back within six months! But Abebooks also sells bestsellers and other books.

Bertelsmann's sold its online bookstore site to Buch.de in 2002.

Another German online bookstore.

Mein Buchladen im Internet.

Search for and buy any German book in print.

Book Reviews
Reviews by your Guide

"Europas größte Datenbank für Bücher, Software, CDs und Videos."

A German bookstore in California (since 1970). Ships to anywhere in the world.

eBay Deutschland - Bücher
German and other books in many categories.

GermanCorner.com - Books
A selection of books in German and English on topics ranging from biography to literature.

You can now search for and buy German-language materials (books, audio, video, etc.) at Langenscheidt's online store. If you're not in North America, the Langenscheidt.de site may be better.

This German bookstore chain has a good Web site. All kinds of books in many categories. You can even read sample chapters with their Leseprobe feature.

A large German mail order shop. "Ihr Buchhändler per Post." Books and more.

Books, maps, globes. Site in German or English. From Switzerland.

Also see: Bookstores in North America

Online Bookstores
United Kingdom

Amazon's UK site also offers German titles.

Grant & Cutler, Ltd
This London-based bookshop is the UK's largest foreign-language bookseller. Books in German, Dutch, the Nordic languages, Russian, French, Spanish and others. They accept orders via mail, fax or email (but not online). They take Visa/MC and ship anywhere. Also see their online Five Languages Catalogue for German and other textbooks.

WH Smith Books
Europe's largest online bookshop is based in the UK.

This UK-based second-hand bookseller also has a German division: abebooks.de.

Other Online Resources
for German Books and Materials

The American Association of Teachers of German offers many resources to both teachers and students of German. If you are a teacher of German, you should be a member of the AATG! Click on "Materials Center" for books.

Educator's Reference Desk
An online resource providing education information to teachers, librarians, parents and anyone interested in education. Part of the ERIC database, formerly AskERIC. See Foreign Languages for German and other languages.

Das Goethe-Institut
A valuable world-wide resource for anything dealing with German language and culture. There are local Goethe Intitutes - with libraries - in major cities around the world. Most of them have their own Web site that can be found via this link. Site in German or English. (For more about the GI, see the article about the GI from your Guide.)

Gutenberg Homepage
About the German inventor of book printing and his books: the Gutenberg Bible, etc. In German and English.

Inter Nationes
Now part of the Goethe-Institut (above).

Das Projekt Gutenberg - DE
The German version of Project Gutenberg (classic literature online). Die digitale Bibliothek.

Book Reviews
Reviews by your Guide

Bookstores in North America

Bookstores in North America
Local and mail-order bookstores in the US and Canada that sell German titles. Some with Web sites.

Children's and Bilingual Books

Children's and Bilingual Books
Online and local bookstores catering to children and bilingual families.

eBooks in German

eBooks in German
Online sources of electronic books and software for PDAs, handhelds, regular computers and ebook readers.

Used/Antiquarian/Out-of-Print Books

Used/Antiquarian/Out-of-Print Books
Online and local bookstores selling used, antiquarian and other hard-to-find books in German.

Related Pages

Authors in German Literature
Authors in German literature and their works.

Book Reviews
Your Guide examines dictionaries, learning materials, and other books related to German.

German Bookstore
Our own bookstore offers German titles selected by your Guide. Books in many categories, from textbooks to literature.

German Literature
Information and links for German literature.

Information and links for finding and reading German periodicals online or in print.

Digital Greeting Cards
Postcards and greeting cards in German for many occasions.

English-German glossaries on a variety of topics.

Wort des Tages
What's today's German word of the day?

German Newsletters
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German Chat


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