Swedish Books

UPDATE, January 2013: Popular Swedish Paperback Books

A new online store opened in January: Popular Swedish Paperbacks It is definitely worth a visit.

Where to order Swedish books

When Akademibokhandeln sold its Internet service to Bokus, it was no longer possible for Swedish readers in North-America to order Swedish books from them via the Internet. A representative from Swedish Translators in North America wrote a letter to the editor of Svenska Bokhandel, the magazine for Swedish booksellers. A number of booksellers let us know that they were eager to sell books in Swedish to the Swedish-North American market.

Scandinavia Express

This online store seems to have all the latest Swedish books. And Norwegian books. One nice feature is the list of Top 20 Paperbacks which is updated every week based on information sent to them from book shops in Sweden. Look for the category "Pockettoppen" or "Pockettoppen Sverige."


Where can I find books in Swedish

It seems to be virtually impossible! I'm looking for your average, everyday novel written in the Swedish language, but even online I'm having no luck! I've found a scattered few at some used book stores that aren't in my area; does anyone by any chance know of a place where I could find them? Are there any online sellers that you know of?


This Web site specializes in Scandinavian books, movies and music. The selection is very large, but their search functionality works quite well, and you can search most products by either title or author.


Reading Books in Swedish

Continuing with our topic of reading Swedish books, there are a couple of issues that need to be addressed.

Where to get Swedish books abroad?

Hmmm... That is a very good question indeed. Bokus no longer ships orders to the US, due to problems with the US Customs.

This is very annoying, I know, and I will try to find out who is still willing and able to sell and ship to America. As you've probably noticed, the info you can find about it on the internet is painfully outdated. I have sent out a few emails and as soon as I get a reply, I'll post it here, of course.

In the meantime, if anyone knows of any place that sells Swedish books in the US, and accepts phone or internet orders, please tell us!


Ms. Peters from the Swedish Council of America kindly suggested this internet retailer: Skandimport. (they did seem to have a nice selection of Swedish language media, including books. Other than that, the cost of importing books from Sweden is simply too high for most North American businesses specializing in Swedish imports)


Nordic Books Online


Stieg Larsson

"The Girl Who..." The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson consists of "The girl with the dragon tattoo," "The girl who played with fire" and "The girl who kicked the hornets' nest." In Swedish: Män som hatar kvinnor, Flickan som lekte med elden and Luftslottet som sprängdes.

The Stieg Larsson Store

The online store offers all the books by Stieg Larsson, and all the films based on the novels - in many languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, etc. Most of the movies have English subtitles, but there are dubbed version as well.


In Sweden

In Stockholm there are shops that offer an impressive selection of translated Swedish literature and books about Sweden. You can find everything from exclusive coffee-table books to fascinating children's books and the very latest fiction written by Swedish authors. At last count they offer no less than 2,000 titles in 47 languages.

Many of quotes above were found recently by our research staff.

Swedish Books for Children
Books in Swedish - Barnbocker
Many other titles to choose from.
American Swedish
The American Swedish Institute
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Scandinavian Books
Scandinavian Books Online.
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Top 20 Swedish Paperbacks
Many other titles to choose from.
Nyhet för utlandssvenskar
Svenska böcker och filmer i USA
Massor att välja på!
Män som hatar kvinnor
All three Stieg Larsson books, and
many other titles to choose from.
Alexander Skarsgard
New movie TRUST ME now on DVD.
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