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“a heavenly Helsinki bookshop” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)

Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)
Ranked #5 of 89 Shopping in Helsinki
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birmingham england
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
“a heavenly Helsinki bookshop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

you could spend a day in this beautiful bookshop. A delight to the mind and the eye with comfortable seats to browse in. The cafe has exceptional coffee, salds and sweets and you are welcome to take your time there too. Great array of cards to choose from on the ground floor as well as international newspapers and magazines and via the basement you can make your way underground to the stockmann department store for more browsing and shopping.

Visited November 2011
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“Great bookstore, great location, great design”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

This terrific place has a wide variety of books in different languages--it is a great gathering place with a very good cafe. The best in Helsinki.

2 Thank Pnemiller
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“Simply the Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2008

A must for book-lovers all over the world. In addition to Finnish literature translated into different languages, they have the best selection of international books available in Finland, fiction and non. They have a wide variety of books in English, German, French, Italian, Russian etc.

Moreover, the Academic Bookstore is designed by Alvar Aalto, the most famous architect of Finland.

2 Thank Surrealname
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Akateeminen Kirjakauppa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2004

I would just first like to tell you that Akademiska Kirjakauppa means nothing. It's a micture of Swedish and Finnish, it should Akademiska Bokhandel (Swedish) or Akateeminen Kirjakauppa (Finnish).
Anyway, it's the best bookshop in Finland and it is a four-floored mecca for readers. It has the most perfect collection of English books and if you can't find your book here, you're unlikely to find it anywhere else.

2 Thank Kalle
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