Now 27 years ago, Jutta Wilkesmann and Hildegard Gansmüller opened a bookstore in Brückenstraße in Sachsenhausen that specializes primarily in crime fiction. Miss Marple, Philip Marlowe or Hercule Poirot have their home here, as well as rather unknown investigators and real detective stories. The experiment of opening the first crime bookshop on the European continent in Frankfurt, of all places, has been a success. After only four years, the bookstore moved to a larger store, but remained loyal to Brückenstraße, where the WENDELTREPPE enjoys unbroken popularity to this day.
This is not only due to the literally exciting offer that one finds here when browsing in the bookstore and the antiquarian bookshop. Rather, it's because as soon as you enter the store, you sense the love and passion with which work is done here. This becomes especially clear when you are being advised. Then you realize that you're not just dealing with the usual salespeople or booksellers, but with true crime lovers who simply want to share their passion with their customers. That's why there are not only books to buy here, but also readings or the popular monthly event, where interesting new crime novels are presented over a good glass of wine. (Reservation absolutely necessary!)
In times when more and more small bookstores have to close down because they can't keep up with big chains or online retailers, it almost borders on a miracle that a bookstore as special as the WENDELTREPPE has been able to hold on for so many years. But it's not really that surprising if you consider that the customer is offered something here that you look for in vain at online giants or many chains: real expertise, a homely atmosphere and a lot of love for the exciting pages of literature. Like its owners, this shop is a true Frankfurt original and therefore always worth a visit!
Address: Brückenstraße 34, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
You can find more info at: http://www.die-wendeltreppe.en/