Whilst on my recent solo adventure through Scandinavia I of course tried to find bookshops, as I always do! Often I find English bookshops in European cities though it is a second language. Paris has a couple of great English bookshops and I found one in Berlin too. So it is always worth a look. If there isn’t a dedicated English bookshop there will often be a dedicated section, something I found in all the bookshops I visited in Bergen.
In Stockholm my research unearned The English Bookshop and though quite far from me I set aside a day to walk there and explore the area. The area the bookshop is located in had a couple of vintage shops too so was obviously the cool bit and was a little bit of a trek from the overly tourist areas around the Palace and cobbled streets.
The shop was lovely, full of all manner of genres and classic books but I was particularly drawn to the Scandinavian Crime Noir section, full of unheard of authors translated into English. I spent a while there working hard to select a book.
I went with Still Waters by Viveca Sten. I’ll get back to you with a review when I’ve got round to it!
Loved this bookshop! I definitely loved Stockholm for the shopping so will hopefully be back soon.