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Tronsmo is one of the most popular bookstores in Oslo. Independently owned, Tronsmo features books on various subcultures, including gay/lesbian literature, feminism, left-wing politics and social movements. The basement of the shop holds a large collection of comics books, which is perhaps what Tronsmo is most known for. There's also a good selection of titles in English, as well as a variety of movies, and souvenirs such as T-shirts, stickers, pins and postcards.
Centrally located near the Royal Palace, Norlis is one of Oslo's most beloved used bookstores. The window displays are always interesting, and the interior has a cozy, homey feel to it. You'll find fiction and art literature abundantly featured, but Norlis also specializes in rare books, much to the delight of collectors. Early editions and out of print titles are available for book lovers.
Norli Universitetsgata is focused on literary breadth, and it shows. Books of all genres: cookbooks, textbooks, foreign volumes, and more are offered. After exploring the first and second floor, you're sure to find something that will grab your attention. If you encounter difficulty in tracking down a single book in this literary emporium, or if you just want a suggestion on reading material, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to help. In addition to literature, Norli has office and educational supplies, computer supplies, and cards for all imaginable occasions. If you like to read, Norli will be waiting for your visit.
Specializing in running shoes and apparel, this Löplabbet location can be found in downtown Oslo. The shop also offers a foot assessment, where specially trained staff analyze gait, stance and more in order to fit you with the perfect pair of shoes. Suitable for beginners to seasoned veterans, Löplabbet has all your running needs covered.
If you want to find some real Norwegian tradition, this is the place to come. With over 80 years of experience, this is who to turn to when you need that real piece of Norway. The shop houses everything traditional, from wooden drinking cups to the full national costume (Bunad). It boasts of having everything you need to complete your Bunad and even makes them for you upon order! If you want to try your hand at rosemaling (an old traditional technique for painting on wood) you can pick up all the materials you need in this shop. The prices are high, but for the quality you get, it is worth it.
Shoe Lounge is a local shop that sells high quality footwear for women. They offer shoes that are perfect for any situation, be it a casual day out or a classy night on the town. The staff is very helpful and will make sure that you find a pair of shoes that fits you perfectly!
Since its establishment as Oslo's first bookstore in 1832, Tanum has satiated Oslo's literary needs. Tanum Karl Johan is the chain's primary store with over 70,000 books available on site. While the chain has become popular over time, its quality has never dropped. If the book that you desire is not available on site for some reason, the store will order it and have it in stock fast. There are particularly large sections of art books and English literature. The store also hosts book signings and author visitations on occasion. If you like to read, then you will fall in love with Tanum.
Paléet, which is probably Oslo's most exclusive shopping center, is a place for quality. The center has several floors with a glass lift going up and down through the open atrium. A piano is played in the background, there is an original Munch painting on the wall, and lots of green plants create a wonderful atmosphere for your tour around the center. The center over 40 shops and 10 restaurants. In the restaurant area they serve food from around the world, and there is a Continental atmosphere. The fact that the center is situated on Karl Johans Gate means that you can take a break in here from the busy main street.
With multiple locations across the city, Deli de Luca is a well known chain of cafes and convenience stores. A unique concept, the place is perfect whether you're looking to pick up staples and groceries or you just want a quick bite on the go. With a selection of coffees, ready to eat meals, sandwiches and savory bites; it's a popular spot during lunch with office goers stopping by to pick up a quick meal.
Coop Prix, the chain of supermarkets and department stores, is quite popular in Oslo for daily grocery shopping and such. Best known for the plethora of consumer goods, personal care products, food products and packaged food that they offer for delightfully low prices, these shops are quite value-for-money, without compromising on the quality. One of their many outlets is located in Bislett, on Pilestredet Park. Open all week, the store remains open from 8a onward on weekdays and 9a onward on weekends.
This is Oslo's main street, a pedestrian area leading from the central station to the palace. Visitors can watch the world go by at one of the street's numerous watering holes or simply follow the crowds down the road, past street vendors and entertainers, past the parliament, national theatre, Grand Hotel and the university. With hundreds of different shops, the street is also a Mecca for shopaholics. The park between the parliament and national theater is turned into an ice-rink in the winter.
Bok & Media is a bookstore for Christian music and literature. Kirkelig Kulturverksted is a record company that originated in the Christian community, with a reputation for being one of the very best record companies in the country when it comes to quality. Kirkelig Kulturverksted very often has a separate shelf in record stores. At Bok & Media you can buy records from Kirkelig Kulturverksted, as well as other Christian records and books that are difficult to find elsewhere. Check out the website for further details.