Looking back at our second Amerikahaus Book Swap (October 8, 2017)


A cup of tea or coffee in one hand and a good read in the other. Does that sound like a perfectly spent Sunday to you? If yes, you really would have enjoyed our last Amerikahaus Book Swap on October 8, 2017.


Preparations for the event started early that week as the Amerikahaus staff arranged tables and chairs even some couches to create a cozy atmosphere that would satisfy a book lover’s most basic needs. To make it easier for you to find your preferred genre we sorted the books by auspicious categories like “The Dark Side” for crime, “Books you pretend to have read” for Classics and “Do you judge a book by its cover?” for books with, let’s say, particularly unique cover designs. For daring literary fans, there was a “Blind date with a book” corner where swappers could pick and choose wrapped up books by only a few hints as to what they might contain.


Then on Sunday, right before opening the doors to our dear book swappers, we put delicious surprises on display: our homemade literary cakes with promising names like “Banana Karenina” (Banana Bread), “Miss Marble” (Marble Cake) or “Fifty Shades of Brown” (Brownies).


With all the sweet snacks and the hot beverages, there was no holding back. Over the course of the day almost 100 book worms of all ages brought their old books, exchanged them for coupons and were spoilt for choice from hundreds of new books. It was great to experience how people not only stocked up on new reading material for the upcoming fall and winter, but also had a chance to make new acquaintances or simply have a quick chat with other book fans and exchange recommendations.


And for everyone who has coupons left we have some good news: we are going to swap again! If you don’t want to miss our next Amerikahaus Book Swap, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.


Thank you for visiting and swapping books with us. We look forward to welcoming you again.


Lara Dalbudak, Intern Public Relations and Social Media


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