Stockholm is the capital and the most populous city of Sweden, but Gothenburg on the country’s West Coast features the largest annual book show of Scandinavia. Maybe it is simply because Denmark, Germany and Norway are not far away from Gothenburg, or maybe the city has traditions in book business. In the large park of Slottsskogen near the city center you can find books on trees. It was a rainy day when the photo was taken, so someone must have saved the books from getting wet. The message on the plastic box encourages you to change your book to a new one. Bookstores in the city center.
The annual Book Fair in September in Gothenburg attracts visitors and exhibitors primarily from Scandinavia, Baltic countries and Germany.
If you are planning to travel to Sweden or Gothenburg, it is worth knowing that the West Coast region next to Gothenburg is the second most popular vacation destination for Swedes. This travel guidebook covers the essential places, sights and activities in the city and the region.
Sweden is such a large country that its southern part is totally different from Lapland in far north. Southern and South-Western regions don’t have harsh winters and summers are moderate. Southern Sweden has a rich history and cultural heritage from Vikings and beyond. Above all, it is an exciting holiday destination. We have collected a list of the best places to see and things to do in South Sweden.
The information has been extracted from the travel guide book Gothenburg and Sweden’s West Coast.
Inom Vallgraven in Gothenburg
Gothenburg has the variety of Scandinavian and ethnic kitchens
from Stenungsund to Tjörn over the bridges
roads across the West Coast archipelago and cycling lanes in the city of Gothenburg
Stenungsund, Orust or Tjörn is a good place to start
When most people think about Scandinavia, they probably think about Stockholm, fjälls, fjords in Norway, large wilderness areas of Lapland, and the Northern lights, but how many travelers have seen the unique archipelago in the South-West corner of Sweden? That’s where the city of Gothenburg is located as well, but on the mainland. Now, you can read all about it from our new travel guide.
Gothenburg and Sweden’s West Coast is not an ordinary travel guide. Although it includes all the necessary sections that you would expect from a guidebook, the ebook comes with some extra features: photo galleries and resizable maps have been complemented with video segments.
The annual Gothenburg Book Fair was organized for the 30th time in 2014. Originally an event for library professionals, ithas grown into a large international show that attracts book industry members from Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as from many other European countries.
Best-seller author Jan Guillou knows how to speak and audiences follow. Guillou in front of red wall, facing a large crowd.
Digitala Torget was a new area at Gothenburg Book Fair 2014. Ebook publishers, software developers, device manufacturers and service providers displayed their goods.
One of Sweden’s major newspapers Dagens Nyheter collected large crowds to the interview sessions.
Dagens Nyheterin puhujalava.
Hälsingland, a town in northern Sweden, is a Unesco world heritage site. They had a miniature house, an exact replicant of an original local building, at their booth.