Get ready for something really exciting. For years now we have been quietly cooking up a very special project together with the talented illustrator Sophia Halamoda, whose amazing work we’ve been featuring on the blog for a few years now. You might remember her iconic Berghain comic, the hacks on how to become a “Real Berliner”, the Winter guide and the Flatmate Roulette. All of these beloved illustrated stories have just been the foreplay for something bigger: Our brand new big book “Like A Berliner” is coming out in just a few weeks! It is most likely the cheekiest Berlin guidebook you’ve ever seen – and we’re throwing a party to celebrate its launch in collaboration with Bikini Berlin – the innovative concept mall in the West of Berlin.
After our colleagues from Cee Cee and MitVergnügen have already created the most amazing Berlin guide books in the last years we thought it was time for us to completely rethink this concept. ”Like a Berliner” is indeed a guidebook for our times: not trying to condense the best new places into a book that will become out-of-date next year, but rather giving you timeless insights into what it means to be a Berliner that will always remain relevant. Here, useful tips go hand in hand with hilarious comics, and lists of timeless locations meet pages of relatable personal essays.
All this stunning content is divided into 11 chapters that respectively shed light on a particular sphere of life in Berlin. And so, you’ll get our advice on such essentials like how to live, look, love and party ”like a Berliner”. As you can see, the guidebook covers you on all fronts – and there’s more!
Among the words of Berlin wisdom, you’ll find in the book are the answers to such burning questions like What curious characters one can expect in a typical Berlin WG? How to decipher the strange body language of Berliners? How to cook a 7-course menu only using Späti-bought ingredients? How to steer clear of getting bounced at Berlin’s most legendary club doors? How to get the look of a city that doesn’t fit within any fashion conventions?
We were lucky enough to get all our favorite authors that have written for iHeartBerlin throughout the years to contribute. As a result, you’ll be getting plenty of brand-new material that was never published on the blog, along with a few selected favorites that were posted before but were just essential to get the message of the particular chapter across.
”Like a Berliner” is a must-have for all Berlin aficionados. You’ll find it appropriate no matter what your level of Berlin proficiency is. The experts will get a good laugh when they’re reminded of all the paradoxes that make up Berlin’s everyday life, and the beginners will get the much-needed words of urban wisdom to guide their first steps in town.
To give you a bit of a taster here are a few pages from the 200-page book:
Needles to say, we are more than excited about this project that far exceeds everything we’ve done so far. We’re planning accordingly and apart from throwing an awesome launch party in the beautiful Kantini Food Court at Bikini Berlin on the 22nd of November, we’ll be releasing a string of surprises and awesome products related to the book. The event is not going to be any ordinary book launch, it will be a party, an interactive performance show with live acts and more surprises.
Stay tuned for the online pre-sale and list of shops where you can get the book and the merchandise at.
See you at the Like A Berliner event on the 22nd of November in Bikini Berlin!
Like A Berliner
by Sophia Halamoda & iHeartBerlin
Out Nov. 22nd 2019
200 pages, 21x27cm
Price: 35 EUR