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Shopping in Stockholm. Books are lined up by Aspuddens Bokhandel's storefront window.

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Find a good read: Bookshops in Stockholm

Publish date: 14 May 2024

Flip through the pages of Stockholm's independent bookstores! Here are some tips for passionate readers visiting Stockholm.

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After a whole day of exploration and activities, no one will blame you if you want to spend the evening under a blanket, sipping on something warm, and relaxing with a good book.

But maybe you left your current book on the nightstand back home? Or are you looking for something new to dive headfirst into? Or maybe you just like foraging books and magazines? This guide is for you.

Stockholm has bookstores with something for everyone, whether you're looking for chilling suspense, poetry, prose, gripping novels, luxurious photography, art books, or something the whole family can read together.

Below we've listed some independent bookstores in Stockholm. However, Sweden's largest chain of stores is Akademibokhandeln (page in Swedish), with several locations in the Stockholm Area. The largest is located at Mäster Samuelsgatan.