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Shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19 – are you ready?

For your littlest pirate, check out “Grün, blau, rot – wir bauen ein Piratenboot!“. A mischievous little raven, Socke, convinces his animal friends to build a pirate ship. They learn colors while gathering items for their ship, including rote Kiste and gelbes [...]


Summer Hours

Whoo Hoo! It’s summertime and the kids are out of school! We will be spending more time with our families, and less time inside near the phone or computer. So please, if you need to reach us….send an e-mail! Even easier is to use the “Contact Us” page on our website.


Closed for a few days

Alphabet Garten will be closed for approximately 10 days while we transition inventory. We will not be shipping items, but you can still order magazine subscriptions and special orders. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and watch our Facebook page for updates.


Wish Lists at Alphabet Garten

Did you know you could create a Wish List on Alphabet Garten? This may help you organize your shopping and keep track of the items that interest you.

How? It’s easy!

Create an account on the Alphabet Garten webpage with your email address and password.
Use the My Account button on the top right corner.
Once your account is [...]


Holiday Special Orders available through November 15

We just wanted to remind everyone that the November 15th deadline for Holiday Special Orders is fast approaching! We’re happy to fill Special Orders for your special requests (such as specific titles or items that fit a theme), or for items that we would love to offer but are unable to stock regularly. Special Orders give us the flexibility to offer you [...]


New Partnership with CultureCafe Card in Canada

Alphabet Garten has joined the CultureCafe Card!

The CultureCafe Card ( is an annual promotions card for lovers of German, Austrian, and Swiss culture living in Montreal and Ottowa. The cards provide year-round access to exclusive promotions at over 50 business in that area that sell German, Austrian and Swiss goods and services, like restaurants, food shops, [...]


Frohe Weihnachten!

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!

The Alphabet Garten family wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The elves in our shipping department will be closing early so they can help deliver presents. The absolute last orders to be shipped before Christmas must be placed by 9:30am PST on Friday, December 21. Orders [...]


Magazines Subscriptions

Have a serving of German language and culture regularly delivered to your front door! We now offer a small selection of family-friendly magazine subscriptions for our U.S. customers, including GEOmini, GEOlino, Eltern, Disney Lustiges Taschenbuch and more.  Other subscriptions are also available, so email us if you are interested in additional titles.


Celebrate your German heritage

It’s October, and another busy week for the German-American community – it’s National German Week (Oct 1-7)!

This Tuesday, Oct. 3, is also German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), which marks the reunification of Germany in 1990.  Erik’s insider tip: since it’s a holiday in Germany, there are no trucks on the Autobahn – ZOOM!

To close out [...]


More Leseproben Available

We’ve added “Leseproben” to more of the books we offer. One of our publishers has made it really easy to add the link (Thanks, Loewe)! Wherever you see the button to the left, you can click for a preview. We hope this feature helps you find the right book for your child!

Here are the books that currently [...]