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    List of shops to buy books in English

    Hi,
    Thought this information may be helpful to someone. I’ve made a list of shops that sell books in English. Many of them also have Russian literature in English. Shops listed below range from my most favourite to the least ones.

    If you think I’ve missed a good bookstore please feel free to add. I appreciate that very much.

    BUKVA
    Metro – Park Kultury
    Address – 17 Zubovsky blvd., korpus 1, 3rd floor

    MOSKOVSKY DOM KNIGI
    Metro – Arbatskaya
    Address – 8 Novyi Arbat Ul.

    ANGLIA BRITISH BOOKSHOP

    Metro – Mayakovskaya
    Address – 6/11 Vorotnikovsky pereulok

    ANGLIYSKAYA KNIGA NA KUZNETSKOM
    Metro – Kuznetsky Most
    Address – 18/7 Kuznetsky Most

    RELOD (1)
    Metro – Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya
    Address – 23/8 Bolshaya Dmitrovka

    UNIVERSUM
    Metro – Barrikadnaya, Borovitskaya
    Address – 16/5 Malaya Nikitskaya, stroenie 1
    (It’s an antique shop and they offer only second-hand books. Closed on Sundays)

    DOM KNIGI MOSKVA

    Metro – Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya
    Address – 8 Tverskaya Ul.

    MOLODAYA GVARDIA
    Metro – Polianka
    Address – 28 Bolshaya Polianka, stroenie 1, 1st floor

    BIBLIO-GLOBUS
    Metro – Lubianka
    Address – 6/3 Myasnitskaya Ul., stroenie 5, 2nd floor

    RELOD (2)
    Metro – Sukharevskaya
    Address – 15/17 Pushkarev pereulok

    DOM PEDAGOGICHESKOY KNIGI
    Metro – Okhotnyi Riad, Teatralnaya, Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya
    Address – 7/5 Bolshaya Dmitrovka Ul., 2nd floor

    RESPUBLIKA (1)
    Metro – Mayakovskaya
    Address – 1st 10 Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., 1st floor

    RESPUBLIKA (2)
    Metro – Serpukhovskaya
    Address – 38 Stremianny pereulok
    (Most of what they have are dictionaries.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korkelia View Post
    If you think I’ve missed a good bookstore please feel free to add.
    I wish there was a good one. Even just ONE.

    Conan-Doyle stories in simplified English... ho-hum

    And "O'Henry", the author no-one in English-speaking countries has ever heard of...

    And Galsworthy (
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    To TT:

    Try BUKVA and ANGLIYSKAYA KNIGA na Kuznetskom. Maybe they will have something to your taste. I was actually very pleased when I've found Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man" in BUKVA.
    And I think I might have seen O'Henry on Kuznetsky, though I'm not sure because I was distracted by Nuriev biography book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korkelia View Post
    To TT:

    Try BUKVA and ANGLIYSKAYA KNIGA na Kuznetskom.
    I haven't been in there for years - if you think it's worth a try, I will take a look next time I am passing that way

    What's frustrating is the absence of new books - cheap editions of out-of-copyright classics are better than nothing, I suppose... but it's not my idea of a GOOD bookshop. I dream of a branch of Waterstones in Moscow...

    Welcome to Waterstones.com
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    I have to agree with TT - no matter how many there are on the list, the overal choice is crap!

    Only on Tverskaya 8, I can occasionally find something new and good.

    For some reasons there are tons of Learning materials for all languages, but nothing virtually to read!

    I dream of Borders and B&N
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    I agree with both of you that Moscow's bookstores are nothing as compared to London's shops.
    That is why I was suggesting book exchange. Some people bring books from London or US.
    In Moscow you will probably find the same books everywhere but I've been in Bukva and on Kuznetsky Most and liked it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korkelia View Post
    Some people bring books from London or US.
    Do you have much time to read books, dear?
    Sometimes I buy books but never read them...;-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transparent Theatre View Post
    I wish there was a good one. Even just ONE.



    And "O'Henry", the author no-one in English-speaking countries has ever heard of...

    ((
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    Nobody heard about O' Henry there ? How can it be ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyS View Post
    Do you have much time to read books, dear?
    Sometimes I buy books but never read them...;-(
    Then why do you buy them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korkelia View Post

    That is why I was suggesting book exchange. Some people bring books from London or US.
    In Moscow you will probably find the same books everywhere but I've been in Bukva and on Kuznetsky Most and liked it there.
    Eleborate your point, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albertina View Post


    I dream of Borders and B&N
    Did you mean Bodler ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korotky Gennady View Post
    Then why do you buy them ?
    No, I can understand that. If you go to a bookshop, you can pick it up, read a little bit, and see if it seems maybe interesting or not.

    But if you live in the English-book-desert of Moscow, you have to order books on the internet, on the basis of reviews or recommendations. Often you end-up with books which are not what you really wanted.
    "Any society is only three square meals away from a Revolution".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transparent Theatre View Post

    And "O'Henry", the author no-one in English-speaking countries has ever heard of...

    (
    Another dig at your Nemesis, (the largest English speaking country in the world), suggesting they don't speak English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Another dig at your Nemesis, (the largest English speaking country in the world), suggesting they don't speak English?
    Nope "O Henry" isn't a major author in the English language. He was promoted in the USSR because he appeared to criticise social conditions in the USA. Rather in the same way as the weary blah of John Galsworthy (my nemesis too??) who was promoted in the USSR too for similar reasons.

    Many American authors - as you know - have high reputations in Britain, and are published and sold in great numbers there. "O Henry" isn't one of them

    It's a pity that these second-raters are still promoted (and published) at the expense of the genuinely good American and English authors of the C20th. It's a bit like selling beads to natives But I guess the good ones would expect to be paid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korotky Gennady View Post
    Did you mean Bodler ?
    Who is Bodler?
    It’s a Borders, baby.
    What is Borders?
    It’s a bookshop.
    Whose bookshop is this?
    It’s in London, baby. It's in London.

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