Read More Books—Bookstores we love in Stockholm
Looking for good bookstores in Stockholm? There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book.
But before you log onto an online retailer, embrace the fantastic independent bookshops the city has to offer.
Here are some of the finest independent bookstores we love in Stockholm that you must check out.
Hedengrens is a bibliophile haven and an independent bookshop favourite for many locals and visitors. Serving its third century of literature, this thriving, king of bookshops boasts two floors stacked with rare finds to popular titles covering nearly every topic you desire.
Also, on the large ground floor, it hosts exciting exhibitions and offers writer meetings, signatures and sometimes even concerts. But we must warn you, you will lose endless hours here. It sounds like heaven to us.
Hedengrens, Stureplan 4, Stockholm +46 (0)8 611 51 28
Söderbokhandeln Hansson & Bruce on Götgatsbacken is one of Stockholm’s oldest, traditional bookshops. What is so inviting about this place is its cozy atmosphere and refreshing experience. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and more than happy to talk literature with you all day long.
Söderbokhandeln also hosts popular seminars and discussions with authors, so check the website for its regular, exciting events.
Söderbokhandeln, Götgatan 37 116 21 Stockholm +46 8 640 54 32
#3 Science Fiction Bokhandeln
Foster your imagination at the Science Fiction Bokhandeln—the go-to bookshop for sci-fi fans far and wide. Nevertheless, this geek bookshop doesn’t just stock a massive range of titles; it has a big selection of board games, comic books, manga, trading card games, movies, and much more.
If you consider yourself a sci-fi, fantasy or horror aficionado, this store is worth a visit, and you won’t be leaving empty-handed. It also has a lot of signings and other events that are worth visiting.
Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Västerlånggatan 48, Stockholm +46 (0) 8 21 50 52
#4 English Bookshop
The English Bookshop is an oasis for book lovers. This charming pint-sized bookshop features an impressive selection of new and classic books translated in English.
For those who can’t necessarily browse around so often and are open to recommendations, the English Bookshop has an exciting ‘Book Club’ where you can receive a new book through the post every month, all personally chosen by them.
If you didn’t know, the co-owners are huge fans of the Beats, so make sure to visit their hand-selected range, which includes Kerouac, Burroughs, Corso, and all the rest.
The English Bookshop, Södermannagatan 22, Stockholm +46 (0)8 790 55 10
Calling all creatives and culture vulture heads, immerse yourself in Konst-ig—it is an ultimate dream. Perhaps the largest leading art bookstore in Scandinavia, carrying everything including, culture, architecture, design, and photography books, as well as exhibition catalogues and museum publications.
Konst-ig specializes in most visual art forms, from graffiti to brutalist architecture. You’ll find everything you need from books, magazines, and journals, boasting an immense choice of topics, including knitting, European street art, cubism, album covers and much more.
Konst-ig, Åsögatan 124 Stockholm +46 8 20 45 20
Fotografiska is an international meeting place where everything ironically revolves around photography. It may be one of the world’s leading photography museums, but Fotografiska also boasts an incredible bookshop. What can you expect?
Of course, the vast amount of photography books, but also must-have art books, films, postcards, posters, and so much more. Next time you visit Fotografiska, be sure to save time for the bookstore.
Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm +46 (0)8 509 005 00
#7 Nordiska Kompaniet (NK)
The luxury department store on Hamngatan, Stockholm offers the ideal shopping experience.
This upmarket department store has an unbelievable bookshop on the third floor, stocking a fantastic mix of bestsellers, a wide range of topics, unusual finds, stunning art books and staple, coffee table books. It is the perfect shopping experience and a great place to source the perfect gift for that special person.
Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47 Stockholm +46 (0)8 762 80 00