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Libreria Acqua Alta

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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Undoubtedly unique in its kind, I have never seen something similar before... books everywhere even in a gondola... great balcony with book-steps driving to great view. Book smell around... Although I really wanted to buy a souvenir from this overwhelming with books store, I found......More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensational location, very eclectic, fantastic atmosphere, awesome books, very busy & not easy to find, well worth the visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love books and bookstores. This was one of the few places I really wanted to see in Venice. It was horrible. There was nothing particularly interesting about the used book selection. It was all in Italian, which is not a huge surprise except that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland last year, I thought I'd seen everything in second-hand bookshops. Not so. Even though almost every book in this shop was in a language I don't read (e.g., "I Molluschi della Laguna di Venezia"), it was absolutely fascinating....More

1  Thank Malcolm_Prentis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just being amongst books brings me joy, despite the fact that I may not be able to read the words within them (I don’t speak Italian!). Like any good used book store, this place exudes character, and with books loaded in old gondolas and bath...More

1  Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT BUY STAMPS FROM THEM! I initially thought it’s nice to get postcards from this quaint dusty shop overcrowded with nostalgic books. Was told by counter girl they have international postage & got 4 totaling 10€. She simply tore them off a book and...More

Thank Hambeary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating and unique bookshop with some cats thrown in. A real rabbit Warren to explore of books including a whole gondola full. Mostly Italian but some English and plenty of books to interest travellers. Cats treated almost like royalty given precedence over books!

Thank Caro B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit hidden like everything in Venice but what a hidden gem. The cat of the owner says hi at the door. The show is filled from the ground with books, boats and even bath tubs! A must see!

Thank llinia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth a visit, you literally walk on books. The book selection takes you way back, good selection of cards and old prints

Thank ginger091
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The self proclaimed "most beautiful bookshop in the world truly is a must see. It has books located in boats and tubs,rather than shelfa,because of the risk of flooding. They have some really interesting spots like the staircase made of old books or the gondola...More

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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