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20 Bookstores In Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Italy. The best bookstore is Libreria Acqua Alta. Here is the list of Italy bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Libreria Acqua Alta

"A quirky and charming book shop with a gondola right in the middle. At the back of the store, there is a photo spot, everyone queues for. When we were there, a staff was regulated the photo spot and one person can only take a few photos. We could not see the gondola at the back but we bought a few Italian books and cute calendar ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 22,037 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ C. Longa Santa Maria Formosa, 5176b, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

2. Ibs Libraccio

"Extremely well organized,very spacious, two stories."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.4 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 4,032 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via Nazionale, 254/255, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

3. Lafeltrinelli Book Store

"Modern and large three level bookshop. Staff will help you find books. The cooking section is particularly well-equipped with Italian cuisine lessons. My gilfriend snatched up a dessert cooking book for only 9,90."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.4 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 3,165 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via de' Cerretani, 40, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

4. Todo Modo

"The best hidden gem in Florence! It is amazing studying and eating here. The ambience is awesome with great music and a cool atmosphere being surrounded by so many colorful books. I recommend this spot to students trying to get our of their apartments and study somewhere away from the craziness of Florence :)"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 905 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via dei Fossi, 15/R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

5. Libreria Marcopolo

"Fabulous bookshop with clear personality. Itโ€™s in a lovely, local-feeling part of town with an intentional selection in a great space."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 363 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ† Independent Bookstore
  • ๐Ÿ“ Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2899, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

6. American Bookstore

"Very nice bookstore. We bought new books along with second hand ones, which were cheaper. Nicely placed, near city center."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.3 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 276 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via Manfredo Camperio, 16, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

7. Libreria Bocca

"Owner is very friendly even we brought kids. Inside the bookstore you will see a lot of interesting postcards or bookmarks"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 265 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 12, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

8. Anglo American Book

"Itโ€™s very small but so lovely. The people who work here are amazing. They were very helpful and accommodating. The selection is small but they can help you order books and overall Iโ€™d say they give a very local feeling. Would recommend for any reader."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 246 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via della Vite, 27, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

9. Paperback Exchange

"Excellent selection of new and used English language books in Florence. The perfect stop for two traveling kiddos who needed something new to read!"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 209 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via dell'Oche, 4-red, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

10. Open Door Bookshop

"Beautiful little bookshop in the heart of Trastevere. It's absolutely packed with used books. Situated on a quiet street, it's easy to miss if you're not paying attention to your surroundings.The majority of used books are on English but you can also find a decent selection of French and Spanish books as well. The shopkeeper is friendly and the atmosphere is set by a little speaker."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 207 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via della Lungaretta, 23, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

11. Libreria Del Mondo Offeso

"Yeah! Putting back culture in cool mode. A cafรฉ, a bookshop and some food. The sorbet is goood! And the book selection... If you. An read in Italian and canโ€™t find a book in there, youโ€™re case is hopeless. All that on a quiet place right in front a church."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.1 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 186 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via Anfiteatro, 11, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

12. Otherwise Bookshop

"Very cute little bookshop with a great selection of English language books (both used and new). The used books are for a pretty good price (โ‚ฌ5-โ‚ฌ8), whereas the new books are around โ‚ฌ15, which is the norm for English language books in Rome.The staff was very kind and welcoming. I definitely recommend visiting here if you are in need of an English language book to read while on holidays."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.8 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 155 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via del Governo Vecchio, 80, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

13. Almost Corner Bookshop

"Great store if youโ€™re looking for an English book to help you pass the time traveling. It had a very comfy interior and friendly staff, who gave me helpful advice on what was currently popular with Italians. Had to control myself while shopping or else my suitcase would have exploded, but I will definitely return :)"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.6 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 117 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via del Moro, 45, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

14. Booktique

"A beautifully curated store in Rome that has unique gifts and great items ranging from books, prints, mugs and more."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.8 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 87 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via della Stelletta, 17, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

15. Bookstore Pde

"Spectacular bookshop, recommended for art lovers of all ages. Trained and polite staff, very particular and modern design of the place: to visit even if you don't want to buy anything."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.6 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 77 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via Milano, 15/17, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

16. The Little Reader

"A beautiful place for the little ones and all of us who love children books. The lady in the bookstore was lovely and kind and had some great suggestions for us! Definitely I will visit it again on my next trip to Rome."

  • โญ๏ธ 4.8 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 76 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via Conte Verde, 66, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

17. Libri Necessari

"It is a small place but there is a lot of opportunities to get what book you might want to buy. The owner, Michelle, is a well educated, knowledgeable, and pleasant. She is also a professional and multi-lingual."

  • โญ๏ธ 5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 60 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via degli Zingari, 22/a, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

18. Libreria Antiquaria Borromini

"Incredible selection of antiquarian books"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.7 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 37 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via degli Orfani, 91, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

19. Libri Angelo Curati

"A stone's throw from the fountain in piazza esedra in via Terme di diocleziamo there is a safe from the time in which, with the guidance of a new Virgil, memories can be found buried and yellowed by the wear and tear of time but not lost thanks to Angelo curati's research skills. ... you can dive in and get lost browsing through pages of literature, curiosities and old postcards .... in Angelo's kiosk you never get old because time stands still!"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.9 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 35 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ chiosco, Via delle Terme di Diocleziano, num, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

20. Libreria Gozzini

"Loved my visit to this store, and ended up buying a couple copies of La Divina Commedia. The two gentlemen were pleasant and were happy to conversate with us unlike other bookstores Iโ€™ve visited in Europe. Highly recommended!"

  • โญ๏ธ 4.5 Rating
  • ๐Ÿ“ฐ 30 Reviews
  • ๐Ÿ“ Via Ricasoli, 49/103R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy