We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

House of Books (Dom Knigi)

#15 of 329 Shopping in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Arbat
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 8 Novyy Arbat, Moscow 119019, Russia
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
74952122208
Website
Today
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Description:

You'll find mostly fiction and literature in the largest bookstore in...

You'll find mostly fiction and literature in the largest bookstore in Moscow as well as an audio and video section that includes old Soviet children's films.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Tonns of books, souveneers, interesting meetings

A must-to-visit place provided you are interested in something more then reading posts on social networks. The vast collection of books (most oč them in Russian) is at you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rimas K
,
Vilnius, Lithuania
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 10: English reviews
Vilnius, Lithuania
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-to-visit place provided you are interested in something more then reading posts on social networks. The vast collection of books (most oč them in Russian) is at you fingertips. Computer book search terminals will help you to locate the exact shelve to look for the book you are after for. Even IF YOU DO NOT READ RUSSIAN - they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rimas K
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Huge selection of russian books, rrally low prices,also I bought an adult coloring book for basicly nothing!

Helpful?
Thank Ariel V
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Not all books are overpriced! I was looking for complete unabridged ones in English. So, I got each of these books for just 235 rubles (without a discount)! However, Russian Classics translated into foreign languages will be more expensive

Helpful?
1 Thank Imiss Y
Level Contributor
53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place! I think, I can even say, that it's my favorite place in Moscow. You can find almost every book u want in there, from Russian classic literature to study books in different languages. Also, u can find famous Russian literature in different languages. I found several American bestsellers, I needed for studying, and also, found some books just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elizaveta V
Japan
Level Contributor
117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Visited on the last day in Moscow just before departure for last minute shopping, the impression was unfortunately not quite magnificent..... because I expected something similar to the Dom Knigi @ St Petersburg where so many attractive goods were sold as souvenir (postcards, calendars, magnets, books, sweets, key chains etc). In that sense this Moscow shop was more businesslike image,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank kazuwox
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Personally I love this place. I go there every single time I visit Moscow however there are a few points to consider before going there. There is a really wide choice of books but most of them are in Russian. In English you can find all the classic literature books and all the current best sellers. Dan Brown, Nicolas Sparks... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Watermell0n
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This shop is situated on Novy Arbat Street, one of the most famous streets in Moscow. The choice of books there is rather wide, so, probably you would find, what you want. But these books are mostly in Russian, so please, mind it, going there. If you need books in English or some other language, try Biblio-Globus, their choice there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anton_Spitsyn
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

If book stores can be bad, so is this one. It's difficult to navigate and over-priced, shop assistants are unfriendly and incompetent - don't expect anyone to speak English. It really surprises me, that anyone would go there voluntarily, when there are so many other, better book stores is Moscow.

Helpful?
Thank Maria M
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
348 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

It's fun spending hours in here looking at the huge selection of books. Russians love to read and you can see them all on the metro reading although the electronic readers are more popular. Try and get someone to show you the antique books. Books on history abound as well as medical books which is surprising. The foreign section English,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ray F
cloggyland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

Moscow Dom Knigi (Московский Дом книги) has a large assortment of books, maps, sheet music, calendars, postcards, stationery and school supplies. They stock over 60,000 book titles. And lucky for us, there is a wide selection of foreign literature, textbooks for the study of Russian, European and Asian languages, and a large choice of dictionaries. They also have audio and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank cloggy2000

Travellers who viewed House of Books (Dom Knigi) also viewed

Moscow, Central Russia
Moscow, Central Russia
 

Been to House of Books (Dom Knigi)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of House of Books (Dom Knigi) and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from House of Books (Dom Knigi) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Arbat

Neighbourhood Profile
Arbat
Crowds of tourists, both local and international take in Old Arbat and its modern and gigantic peer – New Arbat. One reason visitors keep coming is no doubt Konstantin Melnikov’s famous private house, now open to the public and worthy of a visit. After exploring one of the oldest parts of Moscow, avoid the crowds and turn to the side streets and boulevards where calmness and affordable food is plentiful.
Explore this neighbourhood