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Book stores in St. Petersburg???
« on: August 08, 2014, 01:05:17 AM »
My mom will be in SP this month and I wanted her to get me some books. Are there any good royaly/Romanov book stores she can go to? I'm specifically hoping to find the 1903 Costume Ball book. Any ideas? I read somewhere here it's out of print but maybe there's still a place to buy it? I will do anything to get that book!!! I"m kicking myself for not buying it from Art when I had the chance... Any info will help!

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Re: Book stores in St. Petersburg???
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 09:31:04 AM »
Hi,

There's a huge book store in the Singer Building on the Nevsky Prospect.  It has 2 storeys and many royalty books;  if anyone has that book, they would.

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Re: Book stores in St. Petersburg???
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 09:42:48 AM »
That shop in the famous Singer building is the Dom Knigi, House of books, by far the best bookstore in SPb. In the basement is a department Russian history, also with books on the Romanvovs, but all books in Russian. A chain with shops all over Spb, several of them on Nevsky Prospekt is called Bukvoed. However, their history departments are rather poor. A shop close to the Dom Knigi, just off Nevsky Prospekt in a basement on Malaya Konyushennaya 9, orthodox/christian bookstore Slovo has a small collection of books on Russian history, for ex. Buexhoeveden's two volume memoirs (in Russian) and last week they had three of the four volumes appeared so far of the biographical materials of GD Sergei Alexandrovich (also in Russian). The two volume albums of the 1903 Costume Ball you will not find in these shops. A few copies are offered on internet. Most second hand bookshops have disappeared and the main book business (new, old and rare books) is being done through the internet, in Russia too!

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Re: Book stores in St. Petersburg???
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 02:24:23 PM »
That shop in the famous Singer building is the Dom Knigi, House of books, by far the best bookstore in SPb. In the basement is a department Russian history, also with books on the Romanvovs, but all books in Russian. A chain with shops all over Spb, several of them on Nevsky Prospekt is called Bukvoed. However, their history departments are rather poor. A shop close to the Dom Knigi, just off Nevsky Prospekt in a basement on Malaya Konyushennaya 9, orthodox/christian bookstore Slovo has a small collection of books on Russian history, for ex. Buexhoeveden's two volume memoirs (in Russian) and last week they had three of the four volumes appeared so far of the biographical materials of GD Sergei Alexandrovich (also in Russian). The two volume albums of the 1903 Costume Ball you will not find in these shops. A few copies are offered on internet. Most second hand bookshops have disappeared and the main book business (new, old and rare books) is being done through the internet, in Russia too!
Good tip.  I never thought to go inside that orthodox bookstore.  I like Bukvoed and sometimes got better deals there than at Dom Knigi, but they don't carry as much inventory.  I did find some really nice books on royalty there that weren't at Don Knigi, so it's always best to visit both.  The one closest to Dom Knigi (few blocks down as you're walking towards the Winter Palace), is the one I had the most success with finding things.