…or, Русский книжный магазин в Лондоне…
The Russian bookshop in Waterstones on Piccadilly is a delight.
This gallery area at the rear groundfloor of the flagship Waterstones store used to be the travel department, but has recently been converted into a Russian bookshop. Clamber the spiral staircase and you enter another world. There is a large selection of books in Russian, including a sizeable children’s section and a travel section. In the far corner there are Russian works in English.
This store within a store has been sympatheically decorated to have a cosy, homely feel to it. It seems popular with both Russians and students: Certainly, it has been busy every time I have popped in. It is well worth a visit if you have any interest in Russia, its history or its literature.