FOWC with Fandango: Compose

Portraits of Swiss Writers in Cafeteria, Stauffacher Book shop

If I was a famous Swiss author, compositing stories and creating books, my photo would also be on this wall, but I am just a humble blogger scribbling on my computer some thoughts on the daily  prompts of the day.

I was in Bern and visited the Stauffacher Bookstore some years ago, although it is a little more that just a place to buy books. If you visit their Café Littéraire you can relax with a coffee and see the  photos of the writers of Switzerland on the wall.

There are many: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Max Frisch, Hermann Hesse, Adolf Muschg, Peter Bichsel (who I often see in town) and Friedrich Glauser (one of my favourites) just to mention a few. Living in the German speaking part of Switzerland, my writers are mainly german speaking, but many works have been translated into english.  I prefer to read the original german, having become bilingual almost over the past 50 years.

So if you ever chance a visit to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, a visit to this bookstore would be worthwhile. And yes, they also have a large english section.

FOWC with Fandango: Compose