Chill in giant bean bags while your kids are playing around in a dedicated space.


What is totem?

Totem is a Berlin-based multilingual bookshop focusing on illustrated books and graphic novels, for the children and the adults. So far, you'll find books in German, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Farci and Russian.

Weekly events are hosted for kids and parents of all ages, such as music discovery, yoga, signing languages for babies, parent meet-ups, shadow theater, story telling... Monthly exhibition along with workshops are also offered, highlighting a book or contemporary themes.

You will also find a kids-friendly café with fine products.

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Upcoming Events

Latest news

Totem's activities program is all about developing our soft skills, discovering creative competences and opening our minds wide by having fun in a world of colors. Because visual pleasure impacts our learning capacities positively.


Please have a look at our daily updated Facebook page (Good news: you don't need to be registered for that)


Looking for a fancy space for your little one's birthday party? 


We now propose you to rent Totem's activity room during the weekend with or without catering / storytime in German-English-French / a 45min activity.

(Please note that the children must be more than 3 years old. Suitable for max. 8 children)

Please contact us for more details.


A drawing is simply a line going for a walk

Paul Klee

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Totem Café-Bookshop

Maxstrasse 1

13347 Berlin

Opening hours: 

 Tuesday - Friday 1pm - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm


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