Moscow Calling, Literature On The Move

13 Feb


Moscow Calling


At 4:14 PM +0300 2/13/98, Anni wrote:

Hello, dear Gabriel, thanks a lot for your reply. Yes, you have understood me correctly, I am going to sell these books. Besides these editions of Nabokov's books I could also offer quite a number of newly published Russian language titles, which might pose interest for those who care for the Russian literature, history or art. I also carry out a search for out-of-print and rare books upon requests of book-collectors and readers.

Thank you very much for your assistance, any contact address of the warehouse you have mentioned will be much helpful.

Are you in Washington, DC. or the State of Washington? Could I be of any help to your bookstore, (I am located in Moscow, Russia, which has some pleasant advantages.)?

Hi again Anni,

First of all, I am in Washington, DC. Secondly, a few minutes of research turned up some very helpful information. I telephoned the local Russian Language Bookstore, which is really a large warehouse as I recall from my only visit there, explained myself on your behalf, and was greeted with enthusiasm by a thickly-accented (Russian of course) elderly woman who welcomed your contact. The details are:

Viktor Kamkins Bookstore
4956 Bolingbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852

Local telephone: 301-881-5973

I am a fledgling web designer and webmaster for several corporate clients. Since bookselling is not really my principle business, and my web sites and are barely off the ground and therefore do not generate a lot of traffic at this time, I am afraid I am at a loss to know how else I can be of service to you.

I am pleased however that you discovered my interest in a few Russian authors and their literature via my online bookstore, and felt confident enough to contact me. I have enjoyed our short communications. While I have two or three local acquaintances who have traveled to Russia and Moscow in particular several times, I cannot write.

Best regards,

Gabriel Thy
Creative Director
Graphic Solutions Ink Systems

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