Books were in high demand in Norilsk

Books were in high demand in Norilsk

December 16, 2021

Norilsk has always been famous for the high intellectual level of its inhabitants. Therefore, the hunger for books on long polar nights here was strongly felt.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Norilsk bookseller was founded on November 15, 1951. The book shops were located at 7 Leninsky prospect, where later the Mysl (Thought) political book store operated.

Branches of bookstores also worked in more unexpected places: in Detsky Mir, in school № 6, in the Old Town, in Valyok settlement.

In 1963, at 29 Leninsky, a specialized bookstore was opened – the House of Books. And at the end of the 1960s – the Gorizont store appeared on Talnahskaya street.

Books as goods of high demand were sold at polling stations, in the Palace of Culture lobby – before party conferences – and even at street fairs. A special place of pilgrimage for reading lovers was the second-hand bookshop.

Readers of those years remember that the cherished volumes were often sold in sets: those that were poorly bought went together with rare books. This way the Soviet stores carried out the plan, getting rid of the slow-moving goods.

In the last issue of the History Spot photo project, we talked about the fact that during the war it was forbidden to build social and cultural institutions buildings, but in the meantime, the House of Engineers, a stadium, a gym and a ski base were built in Norilsk.

Follow us on TelegramInstagram Facebook and Twitter.

Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

December 16, 2021

All rights reserved ©️ THIS IS TAIMYR online media, 2020-2023

If quoting in whole or in part, a reference to the This is Taimyr is required. The editors are not responsible for the information contained in advertisements. The editors do not provide reference information. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. The mass media registration number is ЭЛ No. ФС 77 - 79414 dated 02.11.2020, valid. Distributed in Russian Federation and foreign countries.

Founder: Severny Gorod Media Company LLC, 663300, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk, Komsomolskaya st., 33a.

Chief editor: Natalia N. Popova

This site uses cookies and services to collect technical visitor data (IP address data, etc.) to ensure performance and improve the service quality. By continuing to use our site, you automatically agree to the use of these technologies: