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Norli Universitetsgata is focused on literary breadth, and it shows. Books of all genres: cookbooks, textbooks, foreign volumes, and more are offered. After exploring the first and second floor, you're sure to find something that will grab your attention. If you encounter difficulty in tracking down a single book in this literary emporium, or if you just want a suggestion on reading material, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to help. In addition to literature, Norli has office and educational supplies, computer supplies, and cards for all imaginable occasions. If you like to read, Norli will be waiting for your visit.
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.
Bok & Media is a bookstore for Christian music and literature. Kirkelig Kulturverksted is a record company that originated in the Christian community, with a reputation for being one of the very best record companies in the country when it comes to quality. Kirkelig Kulturverksted very often has a separate shelf in record stores. At Bok & Media you can buy records from Kirkelig Kulturverksted, as well as other Christian records and books that are difficult to find elsewhere. Check out the website for further details.
The trained saddler Emil Charles Hermès started his career in 1837 with the production of riding tack and bridles. With the introduction of the automobile, Hermès realigned his ambitions toward the making of suitcases and travel bags, which kept his typical saddle stitching and should become his trademark. After its appearance in the TV series 'Sex and the City', the 'Birkin' bag gained international fame and turned into a worldwide bestseller. But also the 'carés', the long-established company's hand-printed large silk scarves, have greatly increased in popularity.
Basarhallene was built between 1841-1858 and is situated behind Oslo's Domkirke Cathedral. Basarhallene is renowned for Norwegian handicrafts including the famed Nordic sweaters, as well as glass, ceramics, jewelry, silver and art. Husfliden offers traditional, hand knit Norwegian sweaters, with prices reflecting the care and talent used to create them. During the summer, Basarhallene hosts an outdoor arts and crafts fair that is extremely popular. Many pleasant cafes also fill the area and on warm days, tables surrounding the fountain under shady trees provide a perfect dining spot. Baltazar is one of the most popular restaurants in the area with a focus on Mediterranean style dishes.