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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Libreria Acqua Alta

Libreria Acqua Alta
Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa (Campiello Del Tintor) | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
041.2960841
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Ranked #23 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Must see in Venice, completely unique bookshop that's well worth a visit. It's organised chaos and there's loads of good photo opportunities.

Visited March 2014
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“Charming and amusing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

What is not to like? A chaotic shop crammed with librarian treasures, a small courtyard with a staircase made of books and a gondola oar as a handrail, a view over the courtyard wall on two canals, a unique fire escape and free roaming cats! Don't forget to make a donation to the cat food box.

Visited March 2014
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Ireland
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“Most wonderful bookshop in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Second Books, maps and postcards and curiosities and cats. Truly charming book shop and a very welcoming owner who shows you to the interior patio garden with steps - made of books - leading to a view of the canal,

Visited September 2013
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“Word of warning to anyone with asthma!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Interesting quirky bookshop but if you suffer with asthma or allergies beware! The shop smelled of dusty, musty (dare I say mouldy?) books and there were a number of cats in there too. Not great for me and maybe not you if you have respiratory problems. If not, then Yes it's an interesting quirky bookshop as above!

Visited March 2014
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Lannion, France
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“Beautiful book shops, unorganised books!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This bookshop is beautiful, it has a gondola filled with books and stairs made out of books! However, what they are actually selling isn't all that amazing, although there's some treasure to be had if you take the time to search though. No/very little order to the books either - but still worth a look!

Visited October 2013
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