Where? Moscow, Russia
Recommended by Nick Okhotin
It is not very easy to find the store, as it is hidden in a basement inside a small Muscovite yard with all specific today city's marks: garbage bins, fence, new building, neighbor's talks, luxury cars, homeless persons, constructivism house, church. Turn left-left from Pokrovka, 11 (between building 11 and the church) and you will arrive right into H&H."
Located in what is almost the very heart of Moscow, this bookstore, operating from May 2010, covers a space of 80 square meters and is a store with a witty name. Humboldt & Humboldt combines two men of the same last name, yet different professions, thus emphasizing the relationship between space and words - which is exactly what could be said about the stock: H&H specializes in travel literature (not only atlases, travel guides and maps but also travelogues, expedition materials, globes and even souvenirs).
When it comes to the English language section of the store, you're most likely to find publishers such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, DK, Fodor's, Bradt, City in Focus, or National Geographic, just to name a few. What you should also bear in mind is that the books are not arranged alphabetically but geographically, which seems to be growing trend of book arrangement in travel-oriented shops. Perhaps we should also mention that, reportedly, prices are usually lower than in other Moscow stores.
Pokrovka 11, Moscow
(Metro: Chistye prudy, Kitaj-gorod)
Phone and Email:
+7 495 624 47 22
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