The downtown branch of Akateeminen Kirjakauppa in Helsinki, Finland, is one of the most impressive bookstores I’ve ever been in. It may not take up an entire city block like Portland, Oregon’s famous Powell’s Books, but it boasts three enormous levels of books in a wide variety of languages and subjects. Their selection of books in English was very large. Their staff was helpful in a very succinct, matter-of-fact way.
Keskuskatu 1, Pohjoisesplanadi 39 (P.O.BOX 128)
00101 Helsinki, Finland