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Absolutely wonderful! A hidden gem.

I loved my visit to the old bookstore in Flateyri! It was a really nice surprise as I had not heard... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sigurbjorgmetta
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Reykjavik, Iceland
The Old Bookstore, Flateyri

Stopped off on our tour of the Westfjords and spent a very happy half hour looking through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vivpluscats
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved my visit to the old bookstore in Flateyri! It was a really nice surprise as I had not heard anyone discuss it even though I work at a travel agency in Iceland and have been for the last 6 years. You can really...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank sigurbjorgmetta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on our tour of the Westfjords and spent a very happy half hour looking through the books. Came away with the book of photos by the bookshop owner (who was lovely) and a book by an Icelandic Nobel Prize-winner. Amazing location, and we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem of a place! Great for book lovers and lovers of history. The old apartment had been frozen in time and it is charming. The book store is bursting with books and other interesting goods. Look out for the ledgers showing the accounts...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

This is a great place for book lovers to visit.It's belonged to the same family for more than 100 years and the owner has kept the house exactly as it would have been when his great-grandparents lived there.The shop is well stocked with books in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Evelyn L
Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit if you like bookshops. The lovely man who runs it is the great grandson of the original owner and he shows such pride in his family heritage. Whilst there you can see the original apartment and office where...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jovinsson, Owner at The Old Bookstore, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thanks for your visit and have a nice trip :)

Reviewed May 11, 2019

It felt like a time travelling to visit the apartment of the owner's grandparents! I remember those same apartments from my childhood. Excellent idea to keep it as they left it, and let people visit. The bookstore is wonderful as well, a treasure. Mostly Icelandic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful shop. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the magnets are all the owner’s photographs. Certainly not the run of the mill souvenir, but something special. He is quite talented. Follow him on Instagram. We enjoyed our short visit to this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Bookstores are still very popular in Iceland. For a small town this is quite a large bookstore. There is a large collection of second hand books and even a section of books in English. The owner is very charming and friendly. We were told by...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Barheat
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Part Icelandic bookstore, part living museum. Check it out if you're in town during the day if you want to see Icelandic literature first-hand.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Marcus G
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The owner was charming. Just loved his take on life. The town was so lovely and quiet. We walked from one end to the other. All sorts of interesting buildings along the waterfront. Have a look in the museum. Buy some lollies too! Yum O!

Date of experience: July 2016
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