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The Old Bookstore

Hafnarstraeti 3, Flateyri 425, Iceland
+354 840 0600
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Books by the pound

Bookstores are still very popular in Iceland. For a small town this is quite a large bookstore... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Barheat
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Hamilton, Canada
Charming old family bookstore

Part Icelandic bookstore, part living museum. Check it out if you're in town during the day if you... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Marcus G
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23 Jun 2017
“Charming old family bookstore”
9 Oct 2017
“Books by the pound”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Hafnarstraeti 3, Flateyri 425, Iceland
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+354 840 0600
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Bookstores are still very popular in Iceland. For a small town this is quite a large bookstore. There is a large collection of second hand books and even a section of books in English. The owner is very charming and friendly. We were told by...More

2  Thank Barheat
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Part Icelandic bookstore, part living museum. Check it out if you're in town during the day if you want to see Icelandic literature first-hand.

2  Thank Marcus G
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The owner was charming. Just loved his take on life. The town was so lovely and quiet. We walked from one end to the other. All sorts of interesting buildings along the waterfront. Have a look in the museum. Buy some lollies too! Yum O!

3  Thank nek88
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We travelled from Isafjordur to Búdadalur today, and decided to make a little stop at Flateyri to check out this store. We had no idea what to expect but boy did we make the right choice to stop here. The building is amazing, the old...More

2  Thank Arjan87
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

This tiny old store is absoloutely worth the visit to this village! The quaint, bearded, bookseller who claims to have once been a famous footballer (and a sex-idol) is quite the character! He also claims to be a film maker, pirate, architecht, pizza-maker and many...More

2  Thank arnijons
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

My friend and I stayed with Eythor for a couple of nights, and it was kind of perfect! Eythor kindly opened the bookstore and museum for us, so we could have Icelandic tea and pastries. All this, surrounded by snow...

1  Thank LauDeTours
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in the room above the shop for one night and it was very charming. Ethor(?) is a very welcoming host and knowledgeable about the store and muesuem. The books are so cool and the muesuem was very cute.

2  Thank CaylaVerrone
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