libreria Acqua alta, Venice

4.5
#21 of 841 in Things to do in Venice
Browse for books at libreria Acqua alta, an unusually decorated new and used bookshop. Books are shelved among gondolas, rowboats, bathtubs, and oars: choose from a collection of atlases, dictionaries, history books, and biographies. The space is cluttered with stacks of old books used as wall decorations and supports for stairs. Get a view of the canal through the back door, while saying hello to the store's collection of roaming cats. Take a look at our Venice trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to libreria Acqua alta and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We had seen photos of this bookstore online and were interested in checking it out :) It was cool seeing books packed into gondolas, bathtubs and other strange shelving.... sortof an other world shop....  more »
  • A side of Venice that I did not know far from the mass tourists. A place full of very special culture where there are cats inside. I loved it and I recommend seeing it ☺️
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  • This bookstore is extremely interesting. They keep their books is gondolas in some spots due to the frequent flooding (I'm guessing that's what draws people in) but it's more that that. It seems small but there are so many books in this shop! It was enough to just walk through and read the titles - the atmosphere is very peaceful. Definitely a must see for any book lover on your trip to Venice.
  • Quaint unique bookshop that's is/was know to get flooded. It's nice to visit and see. If you live cats, they have a few resident gattos. Due to its popularity it can get very busy/full so be prepared
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