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New Bookshop and Showroom on Kapteeninkatu

Our new bookshop and showroom on Kapteeninkatu is now open! The new shop will showcase a selection of old&rare books, historical travel books and collectable art books from ou webshop. Shop will be open on Thursday afternoons (2Pm-6PM) and by appointment.  

C.Hagelstam Bookshop 40 years!

In 1977 a young gentleman called Cecil Hagelstam opened an Antiquarian Bookshop in the Southern part of Helsinki. Today it has been 40 years since the opening!

About us

C. Hagelstam Antiquarian Bookshop is a professional Finnish antiquarian bookshop situated in the centre of Helsinki. We have specialized in old & rare Finnish books but our wide selection contains also scientifical out-of-print publications, good quality art and architecture books and modern first editions. We serve our customers also as a webshop delivering books all around the world.

C. Hagelstam bookstore is also one of the few stores in Finland that sells old maps, engravings and early Finnish poster art.

We also have a small selection of Russian antique books on our webshop.

Please notice that the book selection of our online store is not available in the bookshop. If you wish to view some items, please make an order choosing ”Pick-up from the bookshop” or contact us in advance.

We are members of the Finnish Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (SAY) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). We also sell books via the Nordic website www.antikvariat.net.