Radical bookstore finds a new home

The fiercely independent Oslo bookstore Tronsmo Bokhandel has found a new home after months of uncertainty prompted by a cancelled lease. As it turns out, the bookstore can even stay in its current neighbourhood downtown. “I’m very relieved,” store manager Eva Stenlund Thorsen told newspaper Dagsavisen this week. Tronsmo and its 40,000 books will move just down the […]

Bookstore battle reaches a climax

The last of Oslo’s radical and independent book stores faces an uncertain future, after it received an eviction notice from its state-controlled landlord. The eviction has set off great public debate in the Norwegian capital, and raised interesting issues in a situation that’s full of paradox. Nearly 11,000 people have joined a social media campaign to save Tronsmo Bokhandel […]

Archaeologists to dig into Oslo garden

Norwegian archaeologists think that treasures from the Iron Age and the Viking Age may be lying under the grass of a residential neighborhood in Oslo. They’re about to start digging, into what may be an intact Iron Age grave in the midst of stately old homes at Ullevål Hageby. The leafy Ullevål Hageby neighborhood is one […]