Today we want to suggest something different from the usual clothes, accessories and design shops we’ve talken about until today; in this post, our unconventional travel guide deals with a charming city like St. Petersburg, the home of great writers and the setting of many great novels, and one of the oldest and most beautiful bookshops of the Russian city. It’s the wonderful “Dom Knigi”, also known as the “House of Books”, situated in the city centre, at the corner of the Griboyedov Canal, right in the middle of the Nevsky Prospekt, one of the main streets of the city. This bookshop is situated in one of the most beautiful buildings of the city, the Singer Company Building, a perfect example of the Art Nouveau style.
Il punto in più? La libreria è aperta dalle 9 a.m alle 12 p.m, per cui potete visitarlo in qualsiasi momento della giornata!
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And you won’t be disappointed when entering the huge bookshop with its charming atmosphere, a place where both inhabitants of the city and tourists go to rest a bit, far from the busy and noisy city centre, and to take a moment of relax with a good book. Here you can find a great range of books, written in Russian but also in many other foreign languages: literature, art, philosophy, travel guides, children books and much more... you’ll be satisfied for sure! And if you’re not a real book lover, we also suggest to have a look at the souvenir section where you’ll find nice, funny and weird objects to bring with you as souvenirs of this wonderful city. Finally, if you want to take a break, why don’t you try the cozy atmosphere of the bookshop café? Here you can rest while reading your favourite book and, at the same time, you can taste great desserts and aromatized teas, one of Russia specialties! What else? The bookshop is open from 9 am to 12 pm, so you can visit it whenever you want! What are you waiting for? The “Dom Knigi” is waiting for you!