What are the best bookstores in Stockholm?

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Klas Ekman
  • Klas Ekman

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  • Stockholm, Sweden, Europe

The most popular bookstore in Stockholm is Hedengrens on Stureplan, which is something of a cultural institution. They have a good selection of both swedish and international books (and some literary journals and magazines). It is quite cozy, and it is easy to get stuck for hours.
Rönnells is situated just a few blocks up along Birger Jarlsgatan. It is an antiquarian bookstore, with a rather large international section. Rönnells also offers different cultural events in the evenings. They are highly popular, so their schedule is worth checking out.
If Hedengrens does not offer what you need, The English Bookshop on Lilla Nygatan in Gamla stan (Old town) might have it in store. It is small but with a good selection, and always carry work by translated swedish authors.
Papercut on Krukmakargatan on Södermalm is not a bookstore per se – they offer magazines and films as well –  but they sell new  literature and some classics, often with a hipster touch.
Akademibokhandeln on Mäster Samuelsgatan also has a great international selection, and in Bok-Skotten, on the other side of the street from Akademibokhandeln, there is always the possibility of finding great books very cheap..

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