Thanks to work, I recently got to spend a few days in Stockholm. It was great fun! I got to see some previously unseen areas of our capital, got to eat some really good food (T.G.I. Friday’s has been added to my list of favourite restaurants), and visit some really fun shops.
The best destination by far was The Science Fiction Bookstore. They are a real “geek haven” with a wide selection of books, comics, movies, board games, and merchandise from all corners of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror.
I could easily spend a whole day in there. Partly because of their wares, partly because you can sort of actually get lost in the 1½-story labyrinth of shelves.
Those types of messy and cramped shops are actually my favourites. I understand that it looks better to have a small selection of neatly displayed wares, like at those designer stores with very expensive clothes, but imo it’s much more fun to raid a store that looks like someone’s attic.
Fortunately for me, the messy stores usually are the ones selling my favourite types of items as well: the geeky and the odd and the old.
The Doctor Who section!
I was tempted to buy the big talking Dalek plushie just to annoy Markus (he thinks Doctor Who is ridiculous) but unfortunately it was a bit too expensive. It also would’ve taken up too much space in my suitcase.
A Harry Potter collection locked in a glass monter. I guess it’s a security measure, you wouldn’t want customers to grab the wands and start random wizarding duels, now would you?
They had a stand nearby with hats and scarfs, but only Gryffindor and Slytherin in stock unfortunately. Otherwise I might’ve bought a Ravenclaw scarf.
My very very small haul: a gorgeous illustrated Tolkien dictionary and Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosch.
Thing is I have a lot of expenses coming up right now, so I didn’t feel like spending too much. Besides, we’re going to Stockholm again in March so I’m planning on buying more stuff then.
Anyway, if you’re into geeky things and ever find yourself in Stockholm I recommend you swing by The Science Fiction Bookstore! It’s well worth it!
NOT from the Sci-fi store, but I found it and I feel I need to share it with the world: a pig table.
It’s… unbelievable. Slightly frightening. I’ve never seen anything like it.
In all honesty, if it hadn’t been so damn expensive I probably would’ve bought it right then and there! This is just my kind of weird, haha!