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Great for Books by Icelandic authors translated to English

If I spoke Icelandic perhaps I would spend more time at Mal Og Menning. I can certainly see some of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
Great Pick-Me-Up!

This is the place to go when you're trying to combat jet lag! At first it was confusing--this is a... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Built in 1960, Penninn Eymundsson in Austurstræti is our largest store and the oldest active bookstore in Iceland. On the bottom two floors you can find a large selection of office supplies and a colorful and fun kid's department. The upper floors...more
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Austurstraeti 18, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I spoke Icelandic perhaps I would spend more time at Mal Og Menning. I can certainly see some of the appeal from online reviews of that place. It is less corporate, has a sit down cafe...However, I found their selection limited. Eymundsson's not only...More

Thank Clemente71
Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is the place to go when you're trying to combat jet lag! At first it was confusing--this is a bookstore--you go up 2 flights of steps to the coffee shop. Then we went up the 3rd flight to sit at the tables along the...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I had a very welcomed soja-latte which was fantastic after a bumpy ferry-ride. I like that there are unique souvenirs next to the usual souvenir-stuff. The children paintings add a nice local touch.

Thank Britta48
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We went here many times during our trip. There are lots of English books, gifts, children's items, small souvenirs, a cafe. I bought little things like magnets and bookmarks and postcards. There are multiple floors to look at, it's larger than many of the shops,...More

Thank LangdonTowne
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Good store, great ambience and too expensive for tourist shopping. One of those tourist traps! For souvenirs, you're better off walking down Laugavegur and comparison shopping before buying.

Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The book store with cafe in the heart of Reykjavík town. Not only the great selection of books, they have good quality souvenirs like t shirts, cups, key chain, etc. If you buy postcards here, they have stamps, too. Coffee at the cafe was good...More

Thank noelga2000
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Nice attractive bookstore with a wide selection of titles, including English editions. They have a coffee shop and a god gift area for Iceland souvenirs. There comfortable seating - a nice place to take a break.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I grabbed a quick to go breakfast here. They have a very nice bookstore, an area for seating, and a coffee counter with a variety of baked goods such as croissants and muffins. We bought a couple of boxed juices, two coffees, a muffin, and...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Large book shop that also sells some very good Icelandic souvenirs. Very large selection of books and is also a great place to buy some very good quality guide books on Iceland.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Got my souvenirs here .. even though they were expensive i did manage to buy couple t shirts and fridge mangnets. Went to couple other stores but here seemed the lowest priced.

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