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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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Hours:
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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Keep calm and visit excellent book store

This is my favorite bookstore in Helsinki, or in Finland. Availability of different books is great including scientific ones, and the location of the store is excellent. And of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is my favorite bookstore in Helsinki, or in Finland. Availability of different books is great including scientific ones, and the location of the store is excellent. And of course there is that coffee shop (SB). In general staff in Academic Bookstore is highly professional and very polite. It is very easy to be customer there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

So apart from being a brilliant and beautiful bookstore (a sadly endangered species?) it also has a very nice cafe with table service. Because of the movie Kamome Shokudō - it had to be on our first itinerary in Helsinki and we come back here every time (like regulars only not that regular). Food and drinks are lovely and the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is one of the world famous bookstores! And a must for architecture buffs: the building and the interior has been designed by Alvar Aalto. - Truly great selection of books. May all time favourite is the travel section. After shopping - or before - try the Café Aalto back in the second floor - table service, so this is... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Wonderful book shop with great selection of Finnish and ingternational titles and also great Aalto Cafe

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best and largest bookstore in town: Great customer service, has a coffeehouse where you could rest, children friendly (a place where you can comfortably change baby's diaper, breastfeed etc.) You can also order books through them if the item is not available when you visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Akateeminen, or Akademen in Swedish, used to be one of the best bookstores in Scandinavia. Plenty of literature available in many languages, but today a shadow of it former self, especially since a Starbucks replaced the magazine section.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Bookstore in Alvar Aalto building. Always nice feeling and minimalistic marble interior. Café Aalto on the 2nd floor. What else you can expect about bookstore?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of the larger bookstores I've seen in awhile, ever since the demise of Borders. Akateeminen is the Finnish version of Kinokuniya, albeit with a smaller range of English books and much lower price points. We found some good bargains at their sale section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 39, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358-9-121-41
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Vironniemi
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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