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Book House, St. Petersburg

Categories: Antique Stores, Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Explore the collection of books, stationery, and souvenirs in an elegant Art Nouveau building at Book House. Designed by architect Pavel Suzor for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, this standout on Nevsky Prospekt features a glass tower topped by a glass globe sculpture, bronze sculptures, an elaborate door sign, and a marble staircase and Venetian decor on the inside. The building itself is as much of an attraction as the more than 150,000 books housed in the bookstore. Most books sold are in Russian, many by local authors, but the store also has an extensive English-language selection, where you can see which authors are being featured and pick up books about the history and attractions within the area. Visit the art department for drawing supplies, watch a play, or pop into one of the lectures or master classes offered for children and adults while you're browsing around. Be sure to take in the panoramic views of the area through the large windows in the store. Head to the first floor for the on-site cafe and restroom facilities. Make Book House a part of your St. Petersburg vacation plans using our St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.
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  • Gorgeous Art Nouveau building, which you can admire endlessly. Looks great day and night. Inside, of course, is not as great as on the outside, however, as Bookstore House also deserves attention. Tight zatarivat′sâ there books, of course, a little expensive, but to buy gifts for relatives and friends visit you can unambiguously. Large selection and profile-specific literature and a good selection of children's literature. A lot of souvenirs, although some of them unnecessarily. Permanent crowds of people inside, but there's nothing we can do about it-tourist town. In General, place points of interest when walking around Petersburg-Nevsky prospect decoration.
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  • Very many books on various subjects, it is always possible to find all the things that are not found in other bookstores, a great division of the Office of the shop in the heart of the city, the historic building. The staff was very friendly and always help with the choice of a book, as well as where to find books of interest.
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  • On the three floors of this Kingdom books, you'll find everything you need. The store is never a few people. From morning until late evening (shop open till 23.00), and lovers of books, and the tourists who buy souvenirs or postcards are represented in large numbers. Be sure to go here, I'm sure, you lose track of time. A shop selling rallies books at discounted prices.
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  • Most popular book store in St Pete. It's located in an interesting Art Nouveau building. There is a restaurant with a nice view to Nevskiy Prospekt but prices are consequently higher than elsewhere.
  • BEST POSTCARD SELECTION EVER. Awesome shop with cute souvenirs and books in different langauges.
  • Nice bookshop housed in a beautiful building. Must visit. Great cafe to boot!
  • Must see in Saint Petersburg. Book store with great history and wonderful architecture. There are you can always find smt to read.
  • Beautiful and interesting place Straight in the center of the city at Nevsky Avenue
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