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Libreria Acqua Alta

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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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All reviews book shop book lovers love books beautiful bookshop fire exit english books fire escape piled high buy books small courtyard multiple languages high water worth a visit climb the stairs for sale every corner off the beaten path
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

I am a book nerd so any type of cool or unusual book store or library is Heaven to me. Yes this book store is super touristy but who cares. It is fun and it's a freakin book store so just be happy and enjoy!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aprilp2412
Reviewed 19 December 2018

This bookstore is in a long, narrow space that feels more like an alleyway. The entry is from a patio and the entire space feels somewhat rustic. Sometimes, during the city's seasonal Aqua Alta flooding, the floor is under water! The books are generally pre-owned,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank R P
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Took my wee 80 year old mum.. it’s a fascinating place with a great view up over the wall at the back . Three cats live here too and the owner is very friendly . Huge variety of books great to see this place ......More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little book shop in Venezia! You can sit in a real gondola for free just for the experience and a quick tourist-picture ;) Don't miss the view from on top of the books in the backyard! Stroll through the bathing tub full of art...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stella_Krewleb
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Yes, the title is representative of what I saw. It gets very crowded since more people taking photos (of themselves) rather than combing through the treasure books. Unique place I should say. Piles of books everywhere, most of them in Italian.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jigrak
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful bookshop - old and new, quaint postcards and trinkets customised for the shop itself, gondolas full of all kinds of literature in every language imaginable, even found an old soul record digging amongst the collections. Go here when in Venice, it's a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shakespierce
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This was a crowded bookstore when I arrived in late afternoon. Some very nice titles if you want to buy. I think most folks were there for picture taking and curiosity. In spite of the crowds, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 25 November 2018

As it usually happens in Venice, you can spend ages to find the place, if you're eager to and stumble in it by chance, if you forget. It's about me. I was looking for it two years ago, but in vain. This September I turned...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IrinaMamadu
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Nothing special just books. However the back of the store does have steps made out of books. The store also has a pet cat which was beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sctoeop
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Ensure you have lots of time to find this place. It’s pretty hidden. It is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s cool but not as amazing as I had hoped. Wouldn’t be on my top 10.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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Response from lagoon08 | Reviewed this property |
Whenever I have been there during the day it has been open, so 09.00 (maybe 10.00) to 18.00 is usual. Even Sunday I think. Regards