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The exterior of this Mecca for jazz-lovers is decorated with LP-covers, with great stars from the jazz-era and onwards. You get something of a retro feeling looking at it, as you do when you browse through some of their records. Other genres are covered here as well, like classical music, schlager, pop and rock on CD and LP. There is a lot of literature related to music and other books.
This enormous branch of Ica is in the shopping center Focushuset, across the street from the main entrance at Liseberg. Ica Focus is one of Sweden's largest supermarkets, with a pastry shop, fresh fish, a deli, a restaurant and catering services. To get here take tram 5 to Liseberg. Parking space is also available in the same building.
This store mainly caters to students, especially in the disciplines of humanities, medicine and health care. However, you do not have to be a student to find a bargain here. The bookshop is on the second floor of Kårhuset - you get there through the normal entrance, going up the stairs to your left. Here you will also find plenty of office materials, such as writing pads, binders and folders. Students get bulk discounts. Kårhuset is situated on Götabergsgatan, just off Avenyn.
This pearl of an antique dealer, with its wide selection of literature, is on the corner of Kristinelundsgatan and Teatergatan. A large yet cozy room with homely shelves, chairs and tables, Antiquaria Bok- och Bild Antikvariat holds books on just about everything, including philosophy, politics and music. You can also find some literature dealing with the WWII and society trends, as well as fashions from that time period. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is very pleasant.
The chance of finding rarities is pretty high at Dirty Records, once you find it in its central yet anonymous location on Chalmersgatan (parallel to Avenyn). The interior has posters and other memorabilia, and contains rare records from both well-known and unknown artists. The selection on vinyl should please anyone who still has a record player. This place truly has a high cult factor. No credit cards are accepted.
The Wettergrens chain has multiple branches in Gothenburg including those on Västra Hamngatan, Nordstan, Frölunda Torg and Backaplan. This particular branch on Avenyn is hard to miss and stocks a good selection in varied genres such as fiction, poetry, crime, thrillers, literature in English, travel, maps, cookery, nature, biographies and encyclopedias. There is also a special section with computers and related equipment, and a large amount of office supplies.
Since golf grew to become a major sport in the late 1980s, the city also saw the growth of a number of new golf shops. On Vasagatan, you find one with the humble name of No1. Here you can buy golfing equipment and clothes to wear while playing. Not unexpectedly, the latter are fairly expensive. To get here, take trams 2, 3, 6, 7 or 8.
A popular German supermarket chain, Lidl has multiple locations across the city. The store is a one stop shop for all your daily needs from groceries, fresh produce, dairy and meat products as well as household goods. With a large selection of brands at bargain prices, it is a convenient place to get either your day to day shopping done or special products for a meal. Well organized, it is easy to find what you need. from big name brands to budget brands, the store has a decent selection no matter your budget. You can also pick up Fair trade products as well as organic items at the store. Toll free customer service number is 020 190 8070.
The Snus2 boutique on Vasagatan is a smokers paradise. The store keeps a wide range of tobacco products from snuff boxes, loose tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, accessories for smoking and candy. Customers have a choice of products from a number of popular brands. You can buy a cigar and settle in to one of their comfortable lounge chairs for a convivial smoke. The staff are knowledgeable about their product and stock and quite willing to help out customers. An on-line store is also available for customers who can't visit the store. For additional details on the range of products, visit the website.
Bakery products, interior design and flowers are not normally combined in business, but that is what you will find at Cafe And The Bakery on Viktoriagatan. The bakery part sells gigantic meringues, muffins and cookies and freshly baked bread. To get here, take trams 1 or 2 to Vasa-Viktoriagatan.
Pasta Panini is an Italian restaurant that also sells Italian delicacies. They have the usual Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, olives and sun-dried tomatoes. You can also take a sandwich or a pasta dish home, together with a genuine tiramisù.
Kungportsavenyn, or Avenyn as it is commonly known, is the main street in Gothenburg, which goes all the way from Kungportsplatsen up to Götaplatsen. Avenyn is packed with cafes, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and shops. It was designed after European streets like the Viennese Ringstraße and was built in the 1860s, though it was completed only in the 1930s. A bustling place with shoppers, locals and tourists alike, you can feel the city's pulse at this boulevard. You will also find the City Theatre, Museum of Art and Konserthuset on this lively street.