libreria Acqua alta, Venice

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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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  • For me it's a fixed stage. Not very old but now very famous. It is a library of texts used in a suggestive location. It offers beautiful views even if the prices are not quite modest.
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  • Went here today on arrival of Venice. Nice little library and good to see and got a few items from it as well.  more »
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  • This book store was definitely charming. A must see for bookstore lovers while in Venice. The center of the store features a long gondola filled to the brim with books. The books are organized into sections and there are also a lot of interesting prints for sale. I wish that the selection of books pertaining to Venetian art was more comprehensive but you can find interesting editions of novels and history books for a reasonable price. I highly recommend visiting the store it is also a great photo opp with sections of the store opening out to large piles of books.
  • Beautiful, unique, and I could get lost here for days. Support your local Venetian proprietor & wonder through the labyrinth of old and new books alike. And do not forget to check out the staircase of books towards the back of the store. We will make this a regular spot to visit & buy one-of-a-kind gems. Oh, and don’t miss the big “house” cat watching over the place😌
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