Saturday, March 16, 2013

akateeminen kirjakauppa

Akateeminen Kirjakauppa is a smashing bookstore in the heart of Helsinki. I could easily spend a whole day in there. Designed by Alvar Aalto in the 60's it stretches out on three storeys, making it the biggest bookstore in Scandinavia. It has about half a million books in many languages, very friendly knowledgeable staff and even Cafe Aalto with its own bakery (and Finns are good bakers alright!).

Now it's time to look at the pictures.

An ocean of books:

And a sailor:




Heritage and history corner:

Cafe Aalto:

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