Following book shops have been checked in octobre 2012 for books on language as for instance on Russian and foreign language courses, Russian as a foreigner, dictionaries, everything between phonetics and text linguistics, translation theory etc. In this list I put additional details for translation scholars.
- Biblio-Globus (rating: 5/5)
Best shop for language, both in quality and quantity. Even better: antiquarian books of relevant Soviet classics among new books. The bookseller obviously knows the subject. Find it on the second floor, hall/зал 14.
For translation studies refer to English section/секция 02, shelf/шкаф 14, case/полка 03 to 08 and furthermore one shelf case in the German section
- Dom knigi, main branch (rating: 4/5)
Good selection on language. Go to the second floor. Translation studies have an own shelf close to the German section.
- Book shops (not public) at the Moscow State University, Faculty of Philology, ground floor (rating 3/5)
Other book shops that were checked are not generally bad and might be good for books on other fields, see comments:
- Book shop "Moskva" (rating 2/5)
Big book shop, somewhat disappointingly poor selection on language.
- Dom knigi, minor banches across Moscow (2/5)
- Respublika (0/5)
Stylish and of less scientific interest.
- Tsiolovskiy book shop (0/5)
Good for historians and sociologists.
Check also the exhaustive Rudimimo State Library of Foreign Literature which has amongst others a linguistic department on the 2nd floor. Membership is free of charge.