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The House of Books (Dom Knigi) is located in the middle of Nevsky Prospekt (the main street in St. Petersburg). It is housed in a landmark building known as Singer House. The building is an art-nouveau architectural masterpiece.  Founded in 1919, the House of Books was the first bookstore in Soviet Russia. It has long been an intellectual center of the city where writers and journalists meet and where plays, presentations and lectures are often held. Step into the bookstore and enjoy its interior decor. A cafe is also available on the second floor where visitors can have a great view of Nevsky Prospekt and the Kazansky Cathedral across the street.

Address: Nevskiy Prospekt 28, St. Petersburg
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 12am
Direction: Metro Line 2 or 3 to Nevsky Prospekt Station
Phone: +7 812 448-23-55

Photo credit: Andos_pics (Flickr CC), David Kirsch (Flickr CC), Joe Pemberton