Annual national book sale

22 Feb

Deals on reads

Every year across Sweden, book lovers get the chance to score discounts and bargains on books when all book stores launch a big nation-wide sale on printed goods. This year, it begins this Wednesday, February 23.

People are known to line-up (surprise!!) in front of shop doors, some of which open at midnight on the night of the 22nd to the 23rd. For example, Akademibokhandeln Gleerups in Lund will open from midnight to 1:30 am. Those wearing pyjamas will get an extra 20% discount. (The Facebook event is here, in Swedish – but English books will be on sale too.)

You can read more about the sale here, Google-translated from Wikipedia (if the link doesn’t work, the original is here). You can learn about the history and implications of the book sale here from LUM (Lund University Magazine).

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