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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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My favorite place in Helsinki!

Entering here, you discover the universe of knowledge. The entire set up is modern, daring, provocative. Touching a book is like touching the finest silk...reading a good book in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DrMocanu
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Helsinki, Finland

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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering here, you discover the universe of knowledge. The entire set up is modern, daring, provocative. Touching a book is like touching the finest silk...reading a good book in there is giving me the peace of mind.Time stops,here we are: me, the books and the unique atmosphere!I love this place!

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

One of the best bookstore in Nordic Countries. 4 floors on books to papers and pen. Large section on english and swedish language books.Large department of travelbooks and maps

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Thank veijov
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good selection in an atmosphere created by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. Small cafeteria as well.

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Helsinki Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Whatever you want from the literary field, you`ll find it here! Good sections for english pocket-books, as well as everything for travelling. One of my favourite spots in Helsinki. Good service, also, very knowledgeable

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Thank theblond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

You can find there all possible books. In Finnish, Swedish, German, English. Lots of books of different kind.

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Thank Anna K
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is the best bookstore you can find in Finland. Naturally, magazines, newspapers etc are also on display. I used visit these type of places regularly before Internet era, not a big fan of big bookstores anymore.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Academic Bookstore is is located right in the heart of the business Helsinki and is among the biggest book shops in Europe and represents well the timeless design of its architect, Alvar Aalto. The selection of books is excellent, in numerous languages and in the design you can see some special features, e.g. the glass windows in the ceiling... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Alvar Aalto has designed a lot of buildings, both excellent and flops. This is one of the very best. The design itself is inviting, so is the selection. There is a large amount of books about almost everything in many languages. If you like books, this is a place to visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This book store is situated in the heart of Helsinki. Very friendly staff helps you to find good reading during your trip and enjoy more of your holiday in Finland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I just visited again this elegant café, which is one of my favorites in Helsinki. When you enter it, you do not go unnoticed; you get at least a charming nod, and will get service very soon. You just pick up what you want from the list ready on the table and place your order, ranging from a cup of... More 

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