Scandinavian Books we love

By Ballast Book Co

By Ballast Book Co

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

Michael Booth

$18.00 $16.56

The perfect book is you are of Scandinavian decent. It explains much.

The Half-Drowned King

Linnea Hartsuyker

$15.99 $14.71

Book 1 in The Golden Wolf Saga. I loved this saga set in the old Norse ways, based on the Norse myths.

The Unseen

Roy Jacobsen

$16.95 $15.59

Book 1 of The Barroy trilogy. Set on an island off the coast of Norway

Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark (Nordic Folklore and Stories, Illustrated Nordic Book for

Chronicle Books and Ulla Thynell

$24.95 $22.95

Newest Scandinavian folktale book beautifully done.

The Little Springtime Book of Gnomes

Kirsten Sevig

$12.95 $11.91


Scandikitchen: Midsommar: Simply Delicious Food for Summer Days

Bronte Aurell

$21.99 $20.23

On sale 5/21/21. Perfect to start getting together with friends outside.

Scandikitchen: The Essence of Hygge

Bronte Aurell

$9.99 $9.19

Hygge! Yep love to Hygge! Do you?


Edgar Parin D'Aulaire and Ingri D'Aulaire

$17.95 $16.51

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

$16.99 $15.63

How can you go wrong with a book title that starts The Little Old Lady who. This is the first book Martha and the League of Pensioners !

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

$15.95 $14.67

Love the linear layout starting with Odin. A store bestseller.

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

Helene Tursten

$12.99 $11.95

Just plain a fun book to read. I know strange for a Scandinavian book. Enjoy

Walking: One Step at a Time

Erling Kagge

$15.95 $14.67

We all are walking a great deal, right?

The Norse Myths

Kevin Crossley-Holland

$19.95 $18.35

A must for your shelf of myths, legends, folktales.

Great Scandinavian Baking Book

Beatrice Ojakangas

$18.95 $17.43

I think the Queen of Scandinavian baking here in the USA

Modern Scandinavian Baking: A Cookbook of Sweet Treats and Savory Bakes

Daytona Strong

$12.99 $11.95

Butter lots and lots of butter and delicious treats

A Child's Introduction to Norse Mythology: Odin, Thor, Loki, and Other Viking Gods, Goddesses, Giants, and Monsters

Heather Alexander and Meredith Hamilton

$19.99 $18.39

perfect for kids. Great illustrations.

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

$29.95 $27.55

Love Love Love this book. Perfect read aloud or for your coffee table.

Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge

Trine Hahnemann

$35.00 $32.20

Hygge, we are all living this now. Great photos of the yummy food.

Scandinavian Needlecraft: 35 Step-By-Step Hand-Sewing Projects

Clare Youngs


I can not sew, but good projects if you can. Suzanne

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

Lars Mytting

$24.95 $22.95

A store bestseller. A coffee table book, useful, but to look at over and over again.

Kristin Lavransdatter, I: The Wreath

Sigrid Undset

$16.00 $14.72

Only book 1 of this great trilogy. Sigrid won the Noble prize for Literature back in the day.

Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren

$7.99 $7.35

A children's classic.

D'Aulaires' Book of Norwegian Folktales

Edgar Parin D'Aulaire and Ingri D'Aulaire

$24.95 $22.95

Wonderful folktales and illustrations.

How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (and They Will)

Chuck Sambuchino

$14.99 $13.79

How many Gnomes do you have in your garden.

The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe

$34.95 $32.15

Love those Norwegian Names!

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition

Edith Hamilton

$29.99 $27.59

Perfect, beautiful coffee table book of ALL the mythologies. You'll read and look at this book over and over again. Really a classic

The Gospel of Loki

Joanne M. Harris

$16.98 $15.62

Loved this book of bad boy/God Loki.


Jon Fosse

$15.00 $13.80

Norwegian literature, try it, you'll like it.

The Testament of Loki

Joanne M. Harris

$15.99 $14.71

Ragnarok. Loki to save Norse Gods!

Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage

Joanna Nylund

$17.00 $15.64

Courage what we all need now in 2020.

Silence: In the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge

$14.95 $13.75

Silence, too much, too little. How to appreciate what silence you have.

The Summer of Kim Novak

Hakan Nesser

$16.99 $15.63

I love Hakan Nesser mysteries. I am looking forward to reading this one. Suzanne

Norwegian Folk Tales

Jorgen Moe and Peter Christen Asbjornsen

$17.95 $16.51

Beautiful package with wonderful Norwegian tales included.