https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nylre536

How to order Swedish books online?

Hi everyone, I would like to order some books in Swedish, but the bookstore and my usual online bookshop are no use. Do you guys know of a Swedish amazone or something that is trustworthy? I would like an actual book, not an e-book. Hope you guys can help :) btw I live in the Netherlands.

March 20, 2015

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bszalay26

Adlibris says that they do not deliver abroad. You can only buy e-books if you are not in Sweden.

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BryanAJParry

In London we have many shops, notably Grant and Cutler, which stock foreign language books. Indeed, Grant and Cutler has a lot of Swedish books. Nylre, give me a shopping list and the money and I will buy them myself and post them to you (that sounds like a scam, but it's not: if you want to go for it, ask for something small to make sure I don't rip you off!).

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nylre536

Thank you very much! have a Lingot

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bszalay26

A google search resulted in www.bokus.com and www.ordochbok.se as possible online bookstores who deliver abroad. The bookstore www.billigaboken.se says that they can eventually deliver abroad, but you have to contact them for details. I have never tried any of these and delivery might be expensive, but maybe this helps anyway.

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oddfather50

I'm not sure about shipping, but you can go to Amazon. Either use www.amazon.de, on the left side of the page, select "Fremdspachige Bücher", "Schwedisch" and then either "Gebundene Ausgabe" or Taschenbuch. 100,000+ books or www.amazon.com Books section, select Language Swedish (or 50+ other languages). 10000+ paperbacks, 4000+ hardcover.

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nylre536

Thank you very much. I checked the terms and conditions of amazon and shipping of books to the Netherlands costs the same as shipping within Germany it only takes a bit longer :)

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nylre536

Thanks for the advice. Bokus does deliver in other european countries. although postage will probably be on the expensive side. I asked because it is difficult to judge which sites are good and which ones aren't. So I figured let's ask the internet :) I'll do some more detective work on the sites mentioned by everyone. Thanks again :)

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justinpearson

I use Bokus quite a lot, but then I live in Sweden so postage is not an issue. They are quite good and have a good selection of Swedish books. I've never used ordochok or billigaboken.

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/justinpearson

I just took a look at billigaboken. In my opinion they don't seem like a very serious outfit. ordochbok seems a bit better.

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davost

Bokus.se and Adibris.se are the two major players in the online bookstore market. If bokus delivers abroad they are probably your best bet.

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

In addition to the above comments, I find http://bokfynd.nu very useful, as it gives you the lowest price.

March 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimothyAspeslagh

There are free ebooks to find online, they are legal since the authors are dead for a long time now. it's called project gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/sv

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marianne408043

I bought a Swedish book on marktplaats, if you aren't looking for a specific book you could try that!

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dfpeterson

Yes! I would like to start reading Män Som Hatar Kvinnor once I finish my tree but I need the book in order to read it.

March 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanColombo

I was able to find most of that trilogy in original Swedish on Amazon marketplace (in the US). It was significantly more expensive than the normal prices, but probably similar to what it would have cost to ship from Sweden anyway.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanColombo

Ah, I realize this is an ancient thread but if you're still looking, I found the whole trilogy at a really decent price from a company in California. If you're in America that'd be a good fit: http://www.swedishbookshop.us/crime-nordic-noir/millenium/

They also seem to do other books that would be good for learning, such as Astrid Lindgren's more advanced stuff (Bröderna Lejonhjärta, etc.) and a bunch of crime novels.

May 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexFidler1
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