The 5 best bookshops in Copenhagen

1) Books & Company

Over the last decade, Books & Company has become a beloved institution in the largely international community of northern Copenhagen. This quaint ‘shop around the corner’ specialises in English language books, magazines, newspapers, kids books, and an excellent coffee bar.

Books & Company in Copenhagen

2) Ark Books

The mission of this unique, non-profit shop is to introduce Danes to lesser known literature from around the world and to introduce the city’s non-Danes to the best of Danish literature. This cosy shop is a great place to escape a rainy day. Step in, talk literature and have a free cup of coffee.

Ark Books store

3) Cinnober

This independent bookshop is run by Ulla Welinder and Morten Voigt, a graphic designer and illustrator duo, so you know the handpicked books, magazines, stationery, and designer goods at Cinnober are always going to be beautifully curated. This bespoke bookery is tucked away just off the main shopping street.

Cinnober store in Copenhagen

4) Thiemers Magasin

With a mix of English and Danish language books and magazines, Thiemers is the essence of what an independent bookshop should be: friendly, centrally located, with just the right mix of the new, the familiar, and the unexpected.

Thiemers Magasin

5) Politikens Boghal

Located in the very centre of the city, Politikens Boghal is Copenhagen’s biggest Danish and English language bookseller. With its extensive stock and friendly staff, there is a very good chance you will find the book you’re looking for here.

Politikens Boghal

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