· By Herb Lester

Bókin, Reykjavik

Extracted from Around Reykjavik. Buy yours here.

It’s only proper that a second-hand bookshop be a little chaotic, overcrowded and dusty, all of which this is. Books are arranged by category, but consider that no more than a rough guide; perseverance is essential but can be rewarding. Amid eccentric displays of antique objects, old photos and newspapers are interesting old editions of every type of book, from English language fiction to Norse mythology.

Bókin Klapparstígur 25-27, Reykjavik
Mon-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12noon-5pm