I should confess, that I am addicted to reading. Reading is my joy, my sorrow and my guaranteed way to escape the rush and boredom. If I could have a second life, I could spend it strictly on reading, no doubts about that. That’s why I just love travelling alone, then no one can destroy my pure relation with my new book/affair. So, when I am on the road I often look for some chill place with bookshelves and working air conditioner.
There are several public places like this in Tallinn where I pass my reading sessions, when I am stuck or just in need to kill some time. One of them in Viru Centre, another one on Pärnu mnt Rahva Raamat, but my favourite one is on the second floor of the Solaris Center, Apollo bookstore. First of all, they have probably the biggest choice of books, albums, maps etc in town. Secondly, I like their jazzy-ambient background music selection, and thirdly, they have plenty of comfortable armchairs and hanging baskets.
Do not worry, this shop has plenty of stuff in English and some other languages. On a rainy day in Tallinn you can hide here, find a comfortable chair and enjoy your time with one eye on the book, and another one on people passing by. It can be entertaining for some time. You may play table games with your mates here as well. And, of course, all those good things are totally free of charge.