Where to Buy German Books Online

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Even though large bookstores have for the most part shut down in America there are still many independent bookstores. Many of them cater to specific genres or types of books. If learning languages and foreign translations are your things then these bookstores are a must see. The following is a listing of German bookstores and distributors both online and via telephone in the United States an Canada.

Die Bücherstube

If you're looking for imported German books and music, Die Bücherstube website is for you. This family business has been running online since 1996. Don't let the antiquated look of the site fool you, they've got what you need.

P.O. Box 700
Pelion, SC 29123
Tel: 1-888-BUECHER (283-2437)
Toll-free in US/Canada
Fax: (803) 894-5307
Email: info@buecherstube.com

Continental Book Company

If you need language and common core books the Continental Book Company online store is perfect for you. Its website is also a little old school but it's easy to navigate and find what you need. It provides books in nearly a dozen languages. 

625 E. 70th Ave., #5
Denver, CO 80229
Tel: (303) 289-1761
Fax: (303) 289-1764

European Book Company, Inc

If you're hoping for a more tailored experience check out European Book Company's website. If you can't find what you're looking for in their extensive digital stack just send them an email. Anything they can't find in-house they're usually happy to special order. 

925 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel: (415) 474-0626
Fax: (415) 474-0630
Email: info@europeanbook.com

Galda + Leuchter International Booksellers

This library service is actually part of a German publisher which specializes in academic texts. If you're a college student needing older German texts the Galda + Leuchter International Booksellers store will suit your needs. 

Galda Library Services Inc.
33 Richdale Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Tel.: (617) 864-8232
Fax: (617) 497-0937
Email: glsbook@world.std.com

Abe German Book Center 

If you're really looking to cut out large corporate sites then you have to check out Abe German Book Center. The website links together thousands of independent bookstores, allowing you to access all their catalogs from one site. 

German Book Center N.A. Inc.
1317 County Road 56
Mountaindale, NY 12763
Email: germanbook@msn.com

GLP German Language Publications, Inc.

If you're really looking to immerse yourself in the German language, you should try reading the German editions of your favorite magazines. GLP German Language Publications, Inc. offers subscriptions of popular German newspapers and magazines. 

153 South Dean St.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07631
Tel.: (201) 871-1010
Fax: (201) 871-0870
Email: 75557.105@compuserve.com

IBIS - International Book Import Service, Inc.

Located in an old Jack Daniels Distillery, this family business has been serving individuals and universities since 1989. Let International Book Import Service fulfill all your German language book needs. 

161 Main Street
P.O. Box 8188
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8188
Tel: (800) 277-4247
Fax: (931) 759-7555
Email: IBIS@IBIService.com

New Mastodon

If you're looking for German books, DVD's, CDs and fine prints you need to visit New Mastodon's site. This family-run business also offers media in Spanish and Italian. 

5820 Wilshire Blvd. #101
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 525 1948
Fax: (323) 525 0266
Email: newmastodon@earthlink.net

Schoenhof's Foreign Books Inc.

Founded in 1856 this store offers one of the largest selections of foreign language books in North America. If you love to visit brick and mortar stores Schoenhof's Foreign Books Inc. is worth the visit. 

76a Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel. (617) 547-8855
Fax: (617) 547-8551
Email: info@schoenhofs.com

Book Stage 

Book Stage offers new as well as rare and out of print books. It's a great place to find antique titles. 

126 Waterloo St. S.
Stratford, ON N5A 4B4
Tel.: +1 519 2720937
Fax: +1 519 2720927
Email: bookstage@bellnet.ca

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