Antiquarian bookshop Kimmo Välkesalmi

I founded my antiquarian bookstore in May 1987. I specialize in chess literature, because I used to play chess (my title is IM) and I also collect chess books. My main interests are tournament books, biographies and history of chess in general. Please note my desiderata list later on. If you are selling your chess books, please ask for my offer.

I also have a collection of film books.


Pursimiehenkatu 11
00150 Helsinki

Telephone: 09 - 627 657


Weekdays 12.00 - 18.00
Saturday 11.00 - 14.00


All items are in good condition unless otherwise described.

Please write your name and address in bookorder.

Bookorders by e-mail.

Prices are in Euro. Between EU countries I prefer payment via banks. Please notice that I accept PayPal.

Outside Finland on proforma invoice. Postage is extra.


b. Hard cover, bound
Betts Douglas A. Betts Chess: An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in the English Language 1850-1968 (Nottigham 1974)
dj. Dust jacket
G Good
G- From fair to good. A reading copy. K1-K2
kk. Original boards
kp. Dust jacket
L/N Bibliotheca van der Linde/Niemeijeriana (Haag 1955)
Lusis Andy Lusis Chess: An Annotated Bibliography 1969-1988 (Wiltshire 1991)
nid. Soft cover
Oboards Original boards
p. Page, pages
s. Page, pages
(s.a.) No date
s.c. Soft covers
(s.l.) No place
Sah Sakharov Bibliography about russian chess literature 1775-1966 (Moscow 1968)
Sah"2" Sakharov Bibliography about russian chess literature 1775-1997 (Moscow 2001)
sid. Hard cover, bound
VG Very good
VG- Very good with minor fault(s)
vols. Volumes

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