Dom King “House of the Book” – Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Travel & Discoveries

Dom Knigi, the main state bookseller, was opened in the building in 1938. During the Siege of Leningrad, the shop continued to operate even when a bomb was dropped on the neighbouring building, shattering all of Dom Knigi’s windows and flooding the storage rooms. It was only in the winter of 1941 that the shop.

The plot of land was bought for a million rubles by Singer Manufacturing Company, the world-famous maker of sewing machines.

 

 

http://www.saint-petersburg.com/buildings/dom-knigi/

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