It’s disturbing reading A.L. Kennedy, but then brilliant and clear. The stories in Original Bliss are concerned, appropriately, with the complexities of sex and the lack of it. Whether in Copenhagen or New York City, in the close confines of a TV wardrobe department or in weightless outer space, A.L.Kennedy’s characters are engaged in possibly fruitless attempts to close down emotional distances and fill a physical void.

Join the book club anytime (you don’t need to sign anywhere, not to worry!), we are always glad to make new acquaintances & you can buy the book in the shoppe with a 10% discount!

Tuesday, 4th March 2014
8.15pm at England, England

Rowan Coupland is a writer, singer and multi instrumentalist, playing ‘thoroughly beguiling neo folk’ (Time Out London) combining soaring vocals, and astonishingly intricate guitar and harp arrangements, as well as playing clarinet, accordion, piano, organ, violin, glockenspiel and more on his masterful studio records- the last of which was named album of the year, 2012 by Brighton Music Blog.

Wednesday, 19th February 2014
8.00pm at England, England
Free Show

Toni Morrison is one of those authors I always meant to read but never got round to, so very glad to have this one on the bedside now!
It’s Morrison’s first novel, about a young black girl with this endearing name Pecola Breedlove, who wishes for blue eyes and blonde hair in order to finally fit in. She becomes obsessed with this idea and slowly her life disintegrates.

Tuesday, 28th January 2014
8.15pm at England, England

23rd – 26th December Closed
27th December 2-6 pm
28th December 12-8pm
29th December 10-6 pm
30th December – 2nd January Closed

23. – 26. Dezember (Weihnachten)  geschlossen
27. Dezember 14Uhr – 18Uhr
28. Dezember 12Uhr – 20Uhr
29. Dezember 10Uhr – 18Uhr
30. Dezember – 2. Januar geschlossen


After “England, England”, this is the second bookclub with Julian Barnes (I mean with a book of his, obviously, shame that…). I read this book in two days and am reading it again, as it is a beautiful study of what we remember; of memory and how it betrays us and how we betray it. Read it!

Also, this is the Christmas bookclub, which means that everybody is bringing something to eat or drink, where this ends up, who knows!

Tuesday, 10th December 2013
8.15pm at England, England

  • Contact

    England, England
    Inh. Anke Hoppert
    Martin-Luther-Strasse 25
    01099 Dresden

    Email: info(at)
    Phone: +49 (0)351 329 501 50
    Or there's always Google Maps.

  • Opening Times

    Tuesday - Saturday
    12pm - 6pm

    10am - 6pm

    Closed on Mondays

  • Social Networks


  • Some of our stockists