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My wife and I are architects on a journey visiting a number of Aalto buildings. This bookshop is worth a visit, simple exterior and a lovely big space inside, beautiful skylights and cafe. Definitely worth a visit. Also note 2 doors sling the street ruatatalo...More
I read somewhere on Internet that Academic Bookstore is the largest bookshop in Northern Europe.
Don't know if it's true. Even if you aren't into books, the architecture by Alvar Aalto plus the cafe on the second floor already make the place worth visiting.
Akateeminen kirjakauppa used to be amazing, but now it's just okay, nothing special. However, still maybe the best in Helsinki and a must-see for book-lovers.
The very best thing about it, though, is the lovely cafe on 2nd floor with original Alvar Aalto furniture and...More
Her you can find new papers from different corners of the world and like wise when it comes to books in different languages, the range is quite big. They also serve you in different languages. Go in and have look for yourself.
On the second...More
This bookstore is an amazing place, located in center of Helsinki, near the important shops/shopping centers. You can spend hours here, if you are a book lover, even those who are not will enjoy the time here. The atmosphere is wonderful. Even though the most...More
I had a whole day of activities planned for my last day in Helsinki. I decided to blow them off to spend a couple of hours in this bookshop. I have no regrets.
This store is AWESOME. Keep in mind that I have a Honours...More