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Historic Bookstore Adventure

Duration: 3 hours
Budget: $20

Inspire your romantic side with a delightful exploration of a historic bookstore. Cruise through beautifully bound and time-worn pages under the glowing lights of one of the oldest bookstores in Saint Petersburg. Discuss favorite authors, plots, and genres while losing yourself in the world of literature and romance.

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  • The date begins as you walk into a brightly lit, historic bookstore. The scent of old books, mixed with the joy of discovering something new, permeates the air. As you stroll together through the narrow aisles, you explore different sections of the bookstore - from Russian classics to modern novels. Each book prompts an engaging discussion about your personal literary preferences and bonding over shared favorites.
  • In the quiet corners of the bookstore, you get to share your favorite literary quotes with each other. They could be the words of a renowned Russian author or a favorite international writer. As the conversation gets deeper, so does your understanding of each other.
  • As the day turns to evening, you make your purchases and carry your new treasures home. The memories made and the books just bought will serve as tokens of your special date.

Preparation steps:

  • Be sure to have a good idea of your favorite books, authors, and genres in mind. This will not only make your book selection process easier but also give you plenty of topics to discuss during your date.
  • Dress comfortably. Opt for casual attire that's perfect for a relaxed day out.
  • Lastly, even though the leisurely pace of browsing books might make time fly, keep an eye on the clock. Most bookstores close relatively early in the evening.

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Some tips:

  • Start your date in the mid-afternoon, so you have plenty of time to enjoy each other's company in the bookstore and then perhaps take a leisurely stroll in the city.
  • For a personal touch, consider exchanging books with each other. This can be a beautiful part of your shared narrative and will keep this date fresh in your minds for a long time.
  • Lastly, follow up your bookstore date with a home-cooked meal where you can talk more about the books purchased and continue your literary discussion.

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