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Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)

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Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 39, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: 358-9-121-41
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

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Wide variety of books

Large book store in Helsinki down town. It is worth of visit. Situated on North Esplanadi street. There is also nice caffeteria inside the bookstrore. Store is a piece of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The puremisesta are designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. It used to be a world class bookshop. Now with new owners the book collection is not as wide and interesting. It still is a big bookshop in Helsinki, but the speciality of great variety and knowledgeablee shop assistants have disappeared. Still, wotrh visiting.

Thank Ventovieras
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large book store in Helsinki down town. It is worth of visit. Situated on North Esplanadi street. There is also nice caffeteria inside the bookstrore. Store is a piece of architecture, so if you dont like the books, just admire the architecture.

Thank ToniPoni
Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical bookstore in city of Helsinki. Lots of departments with also english literature. I live in Helsinki so I visit this one a lot.

Thank KorbenDallas_FI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Very good, but was better a few years ago. Books and magazines in all cathegories in finnish, swedish and english in two floors. Has two cafés.

Thank Lennart W
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Booklovers can spend hours in this bookshop, even when they don't read any Finnish books. There is a good selection of English, German and French books. Interesting is the interior design and the Aalto coffee bar.

Thank red_mermaid
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Academic Bookstore is the only great Bookstore in town selection is unique, you could spend hours just to check all interesting stuff they have, book lovers must go...

Thank 678pasil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Great selection of books, genres and it was very tidy and well organized. The moomin - section even had a huge moomin - wall, so that was particularly easy to spot 😊

Thank WanderlustCassis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Extensive collection. THE place to catch-up on titles from outside the US! Has their own delightful cafe and a Starbucks.

Thank Brian M
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a building by Alvar Aalto. If you are not an architecture buff, this place is just a bookstore for you. Changes are currently (May 2016) taking place. The building will remain the same (it's protected).

Thank rantati7
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

The best bookstore in Helsinki. Widest scope, lots of foreign books and also a good selection of comics.

Thank olli813

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