Great selection of English books and very helpful staff. I was especially impressed by the variety of comics they carry in English.
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Great range of English language books, very helpful staff and stylish coffee shop. Enjoy getting lost for an aftermoon!
This multi-story bookstore is amazing. Better selection of English-language books that most bookstores in the U.S. Great for browsing; nice café as well, in a historic building on the Esplanade.
This place is a better bookshop for English speakers than WH Smith! There's so much to see and do in Helsinki that it seems odd to recommend a bookshop, but this is a "must see" and "must visit"!
An excellent bookshop, which I visit every time I am in Helsinki. I always emerge with something never seen before, and it gets difficult if I make multiple trips due to the baggage allowance. Of course, I don't understand a word of the books in Finnish....
My son requested me to find a certain book of Finland's culture and my hotel suggested me to go to Academic Bookstore. Well this place except its beauty it is not compared to anything with its variety of books. I am glad that i found the book for my son's project in his school. Also the coffee shop inside is... More
I was looking for a book on Finland's history in English. Found many and was surprised by the great selection of English literature.
Academic bookshop designed by the iconic Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in the 1960s is an architectural gem on white marble in the corner of Northern Esplanade (Pohjoisesplanadi) and Keskuskatu street in the very heart of the city, (see http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Academic_Bookshop.html). It is a must for all architecture and book lovers. It is the best bookstore in Helsinki and one of the... More
The atmosphere is something special and Cafe Aalto inside the shop is a perfect meeting place. Books in many languages and the personnel is really professional ( they speak most of the european languages i guess - and you will get the help you need) Easy to find in the city centre. Surprisingly many japanese tourists are visiting - probably... More
Me and my husband spent over 3½ hours here on our weekendtrip to Helsinki. Ok, we are book lovers, but it is really a good bookstore.
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