16. December!

come enjoy a little holiday cheer with us at a little pop-up market inside the brand new h.q. of Miasmah & Sonic Pieces!  aside from some really nice objects - drinks, music and the lesen lounge will be there for those who need a little break.

facebook event is HERE!


4. November!

the lesen lounge will be at zinefest berlin this sunday!  we're pretty thrilled to have artist and zine contributor, liz little, riding the lounge over to zinefest for us this weekend. 

full details about this year's zinefest can be found on facebook HERE!


26. Oktober!

this friday we move inside and temporarily pare down to our more dreamy editions.  5 berlin-based artists represent the TRAUMWELT in this one-day exhibition with the lesen lounge on hand to do a little further exploration.

the exhibition will run from 16.00 to 23.00 at Lausitzer Str. 10 (furthest back hof) in kreuzberg.  (FACEBOOK EVENT)


miss us?

wondering where we are?

we've been away for the last couple weeks, but we're planning some extra-special things to come in the next month.  we're working out all details and will let you know very soon!


15. September!

we're taking advantage of one of the last free weekends we have to roll out the lounge this summer!

guest map illustration by aidan baker!


11. September!

morgen!  mit kaffee und zines!

*we are also looking for any pictures that have been taken of the lesen lounge while we've been parked or rolling through the neighbourhood.  if you have some, we'd love to see them!


the lounge at the lesegarten!

it was a little grey, but the rain remained at bay as a flurry of high energy book appreciation whirled around us at this year's 'lesegarten'.  a few budding artists and writers even sat with us long enough to compose and illustrate their own zines!

thanks so much to our friends stef and ina for helping out this chilly, but fun afternoon!


4 + 7. September!

we return to the grass for a nice afternoon!

and, on friday we make zines as part of lesegarten!!


soggy lesen

the nature of this project forces us to obsessively check the sky and our pocket technology to make sure our collection will be safe if we take it out...and, to admit defeat when the nature of a berlin summer forces us to run for cover.

luckily we saw a break in the clouds over the city late in the afternoon as we headed out to etsy's annual craft party!  craft chats and cupcakes are a nice way to celebrate.

the clouds were a little darker and the air a little wetter when as we headed out on sunday, but a few visitor's got to browse before the rain.  

we won't make it out this week, but we'll be back in september with park visits and a very special workshop afternoon during 'LeseGarten' in wrangelkiez!  


24 + 26. August!

a fun weekend is planned, but our fingers are crossed that the sun peeks through those clouds and keeps the rain away.  

update, 26.8. - 14.20: what was blue is now a very dark shade of grey.  we will go out to our first location and see what happens....

if it rains and we need to cancel, we'll post here.


sun & visits

berlin illustrator dana(damki) came to check things out and let us know that she's working on something new that might be seen on an upcoming lounge day!  we also couldn't resist snapping her sunny presence as we moved from one location to another.

and we just want remind visitors that they can make their very own zine while hanging with us in the outdoors!  our pal aidan took a break from reading to do a little drawing and folding.


some time in the sun

it was a perfect day yesterday to read in the sun.  our nice friend ina stopped by and took some nice pictures.


tooting our horn

we had a visit and chat with fellow zine enthusiast nadja sayej last sunday.  she then gave us some really big props! read all about it HERE!


15. August!

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lounge day

here's some pictures from our day out yesterday.  many more were snapped of us by readers and curious people passing by.  


paper, rain, and wind

our first time out in the world was a bit of a rough trip.  it looked like the sky might clear for us, but instead it dumped rain....then, the wind picked up.

we had to abandon our planned spot and find shelter - then, a spot that would support a tarp(!) and our final attempt to save the day.  the first lesen lounge lasted a couple hours and we had some very nice visitors, but rain, wind, and paper just don't mix.
for a little while we were dry enough to put zines out on the lower shelves:

we'll be out again later this week - keep and eye on this page!


we can keep a secret

with just a few details remaining, our first day out is almost here and we are ready!  

with our heads full of paint fumes, we're pretty giddy about how our little library has come together.  but you need to come and see us out in the real world for a first peek.  for now, a picture of our beacon in the park - the lesen lounge flag.  look for it!

the threat of rain weighs heavily on our berlin summertime, so just in case a light sprinkle turns torrential, our plan b is move under a covered platform near das edelweiss (map)


first location

Our first time out in the world will be a little bit of a celebratory picnic.  We scouted out a little piece of Goerlitzer Park with the right ratio of shade to exposure.  Almost in the centre, and  very near to the Falckensteinstr. entrance, we'll have our very first lesen and lounge afternoon.


our little tank

we have our transportation.... the lesen lounge mobile

this mightly little east german beauty will be the lesen lounge's primary mode of transport.

we also have our building plans finalized and our collection is being prepared. so mark august 5 on your calendars and make your way to goerlitzer park for our picnic opening!

oh yes, and visit us here, over the next weeks to watch our whole rig come together!


coming soon!

we're almost ready.  the lesen lounge is scheduled to make its first appearance on sunday, august 5!