25 Jul 2024
Bookshops in Stockholm
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Bookshops in Stockholm

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For those who are sick of shopping for books online and have mastered the ‘internal compass setting’ to successfully navigate yourself around the city!:) There are many bookshops in Stockholm that sell a range of English and international literature to keep you stimulated. To book lovers and bookworms who love the smell of an old novel as much as the novel itself,  bookstores are a heavenly haven to relax and browse or simply find a comfy spot to while away the time. Stockholm bookstores deliver this with their friendly staff, in house coffee shops, and they are a great place to stop, relax and take a breather.

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Mäster Samuelsgatan 28


Tel: 010-744 11 00

The Akademibokhandeln on Mäster Samuelsgatan, is Swedens largest bookstore. Here you will find approximately 125,000 titles divided into 10 departments. Whilst the bookstore does not specialize in English titles , there are some, and its the place to go for reference books, dictionaries and all your ‘lära sig svenska’ needs. You will also find stationary, newspapers and journals and there is conveniently a Waynes coffee shop there so you can relax afterwards to read your newest acquisition. Note: there are numerous akademibokhandeln throughout Stockholm

Open: Mon – Fri , 10.00-19.00

Sat: 10.00-17.00

Sun: 12.00-16.00

Alfa Antikvariet

Drottninggatan 71a

+46 8 21 42 75

A little gem of a bookstore, this second-hand bookshop is a fossikers paradise. Mostly fiction but expect to find all those unexpected novelties as well.

Open: Mon – Fri , 10am – 6pm

Sat, 10am – 4pm


Sturegallerian, Stureplan

+46 8 611 51 32


Hedengrens bokhandel is an international bookshop and has stocked English literature since the 1950’s. There is a wide selection of genres located on the bottom floor and you will find at least 80,000 titles there in varying languages.

Open: Mon- Fri, 10am – 7pm

Sat: 10am- 6pm

Sun: 12pm-5pm

Larrys corner – “coffee and culture for thirsty minds”

Grindsgatan 35, Söder


‘books you never knew existed and should know about…books you knew existed but never read…books you read but never knew existed..books…..we got books…..lots and lots of books.’

‘Heaps’ of book here, both new and second hand , check out Larry & his coffee…

The English Bookshop

Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla Stan


This is a cute little bookshop in the old city stocking a range of English literature. You will find a little bit of everything here except for some genres such as fantasy and Science fiction.

Open: Mon – Fri, 10.30 – 16

Sat: 11- 16

Sun: Closed

The Science Fiction Bookstore in Stockholm

Västerlånggatan 48 , Gamla stan

Tel: 08 21 50 52

Open: Monday-Friday 10-19

Saturday 10-17

Sunday 12-17

The Sweden Bookshop

Slottsbacken 10, Gamla Stan

+46 8 453 73 00


The Sweden Bookshop focuses on Swedish literature , life , customs and culture. The bookshop boasts literature translated into 47 different languages and it is the perfect place to go if you are wanting literature or information on anything Swedish! The shop also stocks cards, souvenirs, movies, dvds and cds. It is part of the Swedish Institute (svenska institutet) and as such it sells the associated publications.

Open: Mon – Fri, 10- 18

Sat (July – August) 11 – 16

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