Hans Ulrich Obrist buys a book everyday. It is a ritual he started about 20 years ago. He buys the books at different places, wherever he happens to be. But he especially likes to perform this daily Tarkovskian ritual at a place he refers to as “paradise”: the Walther König bookstore. The legendary business was founded in Cologne in 1969 by Walther König (b.1939), soon to become one of the world’s pre-eminent addresses for art-related literature and a hotbed of intellectual exchange (apart from the parent location, the bookstore now maintains branches across Germany, in Vienna, and in London)
"It’s him – his bookshop, his building, all the books, his publishing – it’s a beautiful, holistic thing."
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