The Academic Bookstore’s ( Akateeminen Kirjakauppa ) ambition is to be a quality bookstore in modern time.
The Academic Bookstore was founded by Alvar Renqvist and Gösta Branders in 1893. Their ambition was to create a commercially viable business as well as a place for general education and where book enthusiasts could meet. Focus was on having the best customer service and the best assortment of book titles, including the latest titles in Finnish fiction and non-fiction as well as international literature on its original language. Especially when it comes to international and Swedish literature in its original language, the Academic Bookstore has throughout its history undoubtedly had the best selection.