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    Bookstores in Moscow

    Do you know of any English bookstores in Moscow?

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    'Anglia' is now on Staropimenovskiy pereulok, off Tverskaya. Used to be the best place in Moscow for English books; has gone downhill somewhat since its move.
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    Aren't there any 'English-English' bookstores, like W.H.Smiths and Waterstones (love those), or good American ones like Barnes & Noble?
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    I don't think I've ever seen WH Smith outside the UK. Btw they seem to have gone downhill in the last decade.

    I don't think there are any shops like that in Moskva.

    I did visit a very good, very big bookshop just off Lyubyanka .. Mir Knig or something? Had lots of English books (+ some very good ones for Russian learners incidentally!)

    I got confused, I think there are two really big/famous ones like that.

    Sorry not much help..
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    Why have WH Smiths and Waterstone's gone downhill? I haven't been (consciously) alive enough to have noticed any difference. We do have those two here in Amsterdam, and two good ones in Exeter where my family come from.
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    Waterstone's is great, generally. Smiths, I dunno - maybe .. well not important. Never seen any branches in Europe but I've never been to the Netherlands
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    I did visit a very good, very big bookshop just off Lyubyanka .. Mir Knig or something?
    BiblioGlobus, perhaps?
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    Yup, that was it. Globus.
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    A bit of a late weigh-in here, but i must concur that WH Smith has gone WAY downhill, here in Canada at least. They used to have a location in every mall, but since Chapters came along (similar to B&N) they have for the most part disappeared. A little off topic, but hey, why not.
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    I may be wrong, but all BIG bookstores ("Dom Knigi" in Arbat, "BiblioGlobus", former "Molodaya Gvardiya" at Polyanka, etc.) seem to have rather big departments of foreign-language literature nowadays.
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    there's a wh smith in paris (rue de rivoli) and a small but decent english bookstore in moscow...gosh, i just forgot the metro station, but i bought an english-russian dictionary there for 25 roubles

    oh yes, kuznetski most! on kuznestki most ulitsa i guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    oh yes, kuznetski most! on kuznestki most ulitsa i guess.
    Yup, it's at number 18, although it's not strictly a English-language bookshop: Дом иностранной книги is the name - if we're talking about the same place - and it has both a decent EFL section and what purports to be a French literature shelf. Purports. It's actually a few horrid little soft-cover Balzacs and some badly-translated Agatha Christie.
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