Tronsmo is a literary jewel in the Oslo bookstore chain jungle.
This is a place you where you will find anything from leftist political literature to experimental prose, design- and photography bricks, as well my personal go-to section: the Bukowski shelf.
I like supporting Tronsmo, as it’s a small independent bookstore, with history glued to its wall – those places seem to be withering away with the rise of the tablet. It feels good to browse the shelves here, it even feels good to leave money behind. It’s just that kind of place.
I must admit that I’m not much of a comic book fan, but the legend has it that there’s one spectacular collection of them to be found in the basement – just saying. I really should try and get past my Bukowski, and venture down there soon. I think I might be missing out.
Tronsmo also organizes readings and other events, so it’s always a good idea to check their website to see if your favourite author might be in town! Patti Smith has been known to appear – again, just saying.
You should also look out for their annual backyard sale on August 28th, it’s the best in town!