The Gutenberg Shop
Why not become an ambassador for Gutenberg, the progenitor of our trade, with your range of products?
Select bookshops and participating partners now include Gutenberg Shop merchandise in their stock and in doing so are promoting the international standing of Johannes Gutenberg. Draw inspiration from our recommended Gutenberg booklist. You can also purchase the products sold by the Gutenberg Shop at trade price. Click here to access our order form.
We’d love to share your commitment to Gutenberg on our media channels. Please feel free to contact us and send photos of your Gutenberg displays to blicke(at)gutenberg-shop.de.
Please send your order to order(at)gutenberg-shop.de or by fax to +49 6131 143798. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have on +49 6131 220469.
25 years of pleasurable purchases and donations
The Gutenberg Shop operated by the Gutenberg Foundation has reliably helped to generate funds for the Gutenberg Museum since 1995. With each item you purchase you’re not only going away with a beautiful present; you’re also sponsoring the Gutenberg Museum.
Approximately 35 volunteers from Mainz work at our shops. Out of pure idealism they give the Gutenberg Museum the most precious commodity they have: their free time.
The Gutenberg Shop sells around 1,000 exclusive items connected with printing, reading and writing. Many of them have been created especially for us together with printers, designers and artists.
The shop endeavours to revive long-forgotten crafts and techniques, such as papermaking, calligraphy, book illumination and bookbinding. Where possible, Gutenberg Shop products are manufactured using these traditional methods.
Webshop, social media, stores: how to find us
Our two stores are located in the Gutenberg Museum itself (Liebfrauenplatz 5) and on the marketplace (Markt 17) in Mainz. We are also regularly represented at book and printing fairs in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Düsseldorf.
Why not drop by and treat yourself to one of our many shop items?
The team – voluntary work as a matter of principle
Approximately 30 volunteers from Mainz work at the shops. They sell items in our two stores, help out in the office and – if needs be – occasionally also in the warehouse. They are also on hand when the museum makes an appearance at trade shows and assist us at festive galas and book fairs. Out of pure idealism they give the Gutenberg Museum the most precious commodity they have: their free time.
Join us and help!
Our team at the Gutenberg Shop is always pleased to welcome new helpers. If you like selling things and engaging with other people, then please get in touch!
Phone: +49 6131 9060110
Fax: +49 6131 9060120
We thank everyone for their untiring commitment!
Our current volunteers:
Ursula Agsten-Busch, Gudrun Albrecht, Ulrike Altmann, Monika Buniwer-Conradi, Christine Epple, Ines-Andrea Graf, Henriette Greiner-Haag, Karin Hartmann, Freya Heynen, Inge Hildebrandt, Hiltrud Hinnenberg, Ingrid Klusmann, Veronika Lauter, Christa Leicht, Evelyn Meder, Brigitte Merkle, Reinhilde Meuer, Elisabeth Meyer, Vera Mohr, Heinz Noack, Annette Schell, Maria Scherer, Margret Sprenger, Doris Stein, Hans Winterholer
Our former volunteers:
Helga Averdung, Marianne Behrendt, Gisela Bendle, Rosemarie Berger, Kristina Bleuel, Lena Böttcher, Karin Borsotti, Ursula Breitbart, Doris Brümmer, Maria Ehm, Heidrun Erdmann, Ulrike Fell-Naab, Christina Fischer-Hart, Gabriele Fuhr, Sonja Geppert, Inge Gohr, Vinzent Hagen, Lea Hannappel, Christine Hawner, Anke Hillen, Ute Hoffmann, Lena Hofmann, Gisela Hopmann, Esther Horn, Katja Horn, Marion Hoss, Ingrid Hügel, Vivian Jeenel, Helga Johann, Helga Klann, Lea Kemper, Emily Klee, Sarah Kremerskothen, Ursula Krümpelmann, Brigitte Leikert, Inge Leutelt, Giesela Magin, Adelheid Mathis, Regina Metternich, Irmtraud Metzler, Erna Müsch, Timo Nahler, My Nguyen, Ria Persch, Christa Redeke, Ursula Ries, Ute Rüst, Jutta Scharlach, Roswitha Schell, Margarete Schlier, Marieluis Schmitz, Elfi Scholz, Barbara Schultz, Vera Semmler-Volz, Renate Severin, Gabriele Simon, Jutta Simon, Eva Sohar, Karin Springborn, Käthe Stärz, Katharina Stammer, Dr. Ursula Stechele, Madelaine Stieper, Bina Stutz, Heidemarie Tonndorf, Bettina Türi, Gabriele Valentin, Inese Vieško, Gabriele Wagner, Margrit Walker, Helga Walther, Elke Walz, Irmtraut Wedekind, Marianne Weiß, Carolin Wenzel