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Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 39, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358-9-121-41
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Shopping

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We popped into the book store to have a look around. There is lots of books in there, and a good selection in English. If you're feeling a bit lazy there are some sofa in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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385 reviews 385 reviews
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194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We popped into the book store to have a look around. There is lots of books in there, and a good selection in English. If you're feeling a bit lazy there are some sofa in the middle you can sit down on and use the supplied iPads to browse the books they have instead. We brought a book, and thought... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great bookshop, with also a very good offer of books in foreign languages. Nice section for children. Cafe Alvar Aalto is in the second floor.

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Duhok, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are in to book, this is the place that you should never miss. A very big variety of books and many are in english. Stationary has another big respect here where you can find any needs. Prices are little bit higher than usual.

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great bookstore with a really good selection of English books. I bought five! :) Good location, friendly employees, fair prices.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A landmark in Helsinki, linked to the wonderful department store Stockmann, Academic book store proved a dream of a bookstore. Great variety of books in several languages and genres. Don't miss out the elegant Café Aalto in the second floor, it is worth a visit. In a city dominated by self-service cafés, it is a treat to sit down and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was after a particular subject but in English so probably not as successful a search as I could have had. There are plenty of interesting books but I wanted a book on Suomenlinna which is such a feature of Helsinki, and in English, but more from a historical view than tourist literature. The staff could suggest where I look... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lovely place to visit-- even if it's to look at the architecture and have a quick breakfast in the cafe!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great selection of English books and very helpful staff. I was especially impressed by the variety of comics they carry in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Great range of English language books, very helpful staff and stylish coffee shop. Enjoy getting lost for an aftermoon!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This multi-story bookstore is amazing. Better selection of English-language books that most bookstores in the U.S. Great for browsing; nice café as well, in a historic building on the Esplanade.

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