Most Estonian bookstores tend to belong to either one of two chains: Apollo or Rahva Raamat. If you are curious about independent small bookstores, you have to know where to look. Puänt (translates as punchline) in Tallinn is one of them.
Located in Telliskivi Creative City, the store was established by two friends who once while travelling in Paris saw the screaming need for a small literature boutique with diligently chosen selection in Tallinn. Puänt has a nice selection of both Estonian and English literature. Puänt also hosts literature nights, art exhibitions, concerts and workshops, do check out the store’s nicely updated Facebook page for current events. After browsing the books, I’m usually lured in by the small selection of quality stationery and pens that Puänt also has available.
Telliskivi Creative City has a whole row of shops with an indie perspective, as they define themselves. But sometimes a storeception happens, a popup store inside Puänt itself. Ennos, Claudia Lepik, Mirgoods have been featured there, to mention a few small, premium-quality brands.