About us

C. Hagelstam Antiquarian Bookstore

C. Hagelstam Antiquarian Bookstore is a professional Finnish antiquarian bookshop situated in the centre of Helsinki. We have specialized in old & rare Finnish books but our wide selection contains also scientifical out-of-print publications, good quality art and architecture books and modern first editions. We serve our customers also as a webshop delivering books all around the world.

C. Hagelstam Antiquarian Bookstore is one of the few stores in Finland that sells old maps, engravings and early Finnish poster art.

We have a small selection of Russian antique books on our webshop.

We have been running the bookstore on Fredrikinkatu already for 40 years. In 2018 we opened a second store on Kapteeninkatu. The new shop works as a showroom and office and is open by appointment only.


We recently opened a new bookstore at Korkeavuorenkatu 13 – halfway between our Fredrikinkatu and Kapteeninkatu stores. You are warmly welcome to visit us and to browse our selection of books and prints! In the shelves of our new store you will find a curated collection that includes classics, city, culture and more. Our initial opening hours are from Monday to Friday at 13.00 to 17.00 o’clock.


Please notice that the book selection of our online store is not available in the bookstore. If you wish to view some items, please make an order choosing ”Pick-up from the bookshop” or contact us in advance.

We are members of the Finnish Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (SAY), Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (SAF) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

C. Hagelstam Showroom at Kapteeninkatu 9. Photo credit: Kari Sarkkinen
C. Hagelstam Antiquarian Bookstore at Fredrikinkatu 35. Photo credit: Kari Sarkkinen
C. Hagelstam Showroom at Kapteeninkatu 9. Photo credit: Kari Sarkkinen