Delicatessen – Feinkost

This sign, which says delicatessen, can be found over the bookstore Bücherecke Rainer Bartusch close to Nollendorfplatz in Berlin. I don’t know why this shop kept the food lettering despite selling books. Perhaps due to the fact, that former local shops which would offer only one kind of specialised product (for example meat, or bread, or magazines, or  beverages, or books) have made space for shops that sell everything, putting these signs in risk of disappearing. Do they want to keep them out of nostalgic reasons? Maybe birds are nesting between the letters and it wouldn’t be nice to chase them away? As the case may be, good books can also be considered delicatessen. They are proper gourmet for the brain.

Diesen Schriftzug findet man über der Bücherecke Rainer Bartusch in der Nähe vom Berliner Nollendorfplatz. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, warum der Laden diesen Namen behalten hat, wenn man dort statt Gourmetessen Bücher kaufen kann. Vielleicht hat es mit der steigenden Anzahl von Läden zu tun, in denen man alles finden kann (Essen und Getränke und Brot und Zeitschriften undsoweiter), wodurch der spezialisierte Einzelhandel zurück geht und die Schriftzüge nicht mehr nutzvoll sind. Ob man diese aus nostalgischen Gründen behalten möchte? Vielleicht liegt es auch den Vögeln, die zwischen den Buchstaben nisten und nicht weggejagt werden wollen? Wie dem auch sein, Bücher können ja auch eine schöne Feinkost sein. Feinkost für’s Gehirn.

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