Akateeminen Kirjakauppa is the second-largest bookstore chain in Finland, with stores in Helsinki, Espoo, Turku and Tampere. The bookstore chain is recognised for its wide selection of Finnish, Swedish and international titles, as well as its active role in Finnish cultural life. Even after 130 years since its first store was opened in Helsinki, it remains a popular meeting point and cultural hub. Today, the stores offer a wide range of books, stationery and magazines.