English books are expensive in Sweden. There’s also a limited collection of them at most bookstores so after a while you go crazy. But I discovered there are quite a few places to buy books in English in Stockholm at reasonable prices.
Secondhand stores – I’m normally not a fan of secondhand bookstores, but these stores have a hidden treasure of engelska bok, english books. Prices range from 10kr to 50kr and the biggest, most expensive ones at 100kr. Basically $14 tops for a book, great deal!
Small bookshops – Akademibokhandeln is very expensive for English books unless they have a sale or a special discount. I tend to avoid the store usually. I also avoid The English Bookstore in Medborgaplatsen for the same reason. It still leaves a few places to buy bookstores in Stockholm that are new book at cheap prices.
HEDENGRENS BOKHANDEL – Located in Sturegallerian, the mall in Ostermalm. If you go downstairs in the bookstore, there’s a small section up front with special discounted books. Plus there’s a section towards the back of the store with a large selection of English books in different categories. Some of them are pricey but there are always cheap books to be found.
Rönells Antikvariat – Birger Jarlsgatan 32 – Mostly antique and older books in Swedish and other Nordic languages, there’s a couple shelves of good english books for 10kr or 20kr. I usually see romance or crime thrillers, but it’s worth a peak especially if you are at the bookstore above.