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Centrally located near the Royal Palace, Norlis is one of Oslo's most beloved used bookstores. The window displays are always interesting, and the interior has a cozy, homey feel to it. You'll find fiction and art literature abundantly featured, but Norlis also specializes in rare books, much to the delight of collectors. Early editions and out of print titles are available for book lovers.
Established in 1930, Kaare Berntsen is well-respected in the art world. The shop sells fine art and antiques; in particular, they specialize in pieces by Norway's most famous artist, Edvard Munch. The professional dealers and brokers are well-versed in valuables and collectibles. In addition to fine art, you'll find antique furniture, silver and glassware. Open 10a to 5p Monday through Friday, or by appointment.
Operating since 1989, this antiques and secondhand market can be found on the corner of Neubergsgate and Professor Dahls gate every Saturday from March to December. Featuring over 70 stalls, the market offers plenty of unique finds from glassware to kitschy art and everything else in-between.
At Galleri Gimle you'll find a wide range of antique home furnishings and decor. Furniture, light fixtures, ceramics, mirrors and art are the main items for sale. Many pieces are from the 18th Century, meaning Galleri Gimle is mainly frequented by serious collectors. In particular, their collection of chandeliers is impressive. Visit the website for a snapshot of their inventory - you might find such jewels as a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk from the early 1900s, or a pair of Rocco-style mirrors from the 1700s.