This is Pocket Shop
Pocket Shop’s business concept is to sell good, affordable books – paperbacks – at central, highly visible locations with well-informed staff. We have done this successfully since 1989.
Today, we have 25 shops that are located in Stockholm, Arlanda, Gothenburg, Landvetter, Uppsala, Malmö, Helsinki, Berlin, Frankfurt, Birmingham and London – and we continue to grow. Our vision is to give everybody in society the opportunity to own and enjoy books.
Over the course of the year we opened three new shops around the country: Kungsportsplatsen in Gothenburg, Uppsala Central Station and last but certainly not least, at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. The shop at Arlanda airport felt like a real milestone - finally we were able to sell books at an international travel hub!
In March we opened in Västermalmsgallerian on Kungsholmen in Stockholm, and in May we opened the doors of our shop in Malmö Central Station.
In September, Pocket Shop opened at a beautiful location on Götgatan in Stockholm.
In March we opened our largest store, in Kulturhuset in Stockholm. We also opened an additional shop in Stockholm Central Station, in the commuter area. It felt right to open another shop here after 10 years in business, back where it all began!
A gradual build-up of the organisation started, facilitating the long-term expansion of the Pocket Shop concept.
Our first shop not located in a travel hub became a reality when Pocket Shop opened in Gallerian, a large shopping mall in central Stockholm.
We moved into new, improved premises in Gothenburg Central Station.
This year we opened our premises at Stockholm Central Station, where we are still selling books for 16 hours a day.
Our second shop opened, at Gothenburg Central Station. In a cold and draughty hall paperback books were sold. This shop was also initially a temporary arrangement.
Inspired by the British company The Sock Shop, which exclusively sold socks, Mathias Engdahl opened the first Pocket Shop store. It was at first provisional, and was situated in the middle of the Central Hall at Stockholm Central Station. The first book ever sold in Pocket Shop's history was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.