A little but very well assorted english bookshop with focus on literary fiction is Pile of books at Zentralstrasse. You will find well-known and unknown authors in the categories literary fiction, crime, poetry, but also non-fiction books like travel-writing, music, art and history. Everybody is welcome and shall be fully supplied.

Another place to find a wide range of english books is The Bookshop by Orell Füssli at Bahnhofstrasse.

If you are from Germany, Austria or Switzerland or for whatever reason brave enough to read a german book, try your luck at Buchhandlung Duplikat, Buch&Papier. There, you’ll find lovely postcards, cute little presents, new and vintage books and very friendly advice.
It is located close to Idaplatz, a charming square with shady trees and nice coffee shops. But more about this another time.