Almost Corner Bookshop

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Neighborhood: Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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Laura
Lithuania40 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very cosy bookshop in the heart of Trastavere! We spend ~45min without no rushing, just admiring beautiful books with good music in the background. Multiple books of all genres, also many gorgeous books about Rome and Italy to choose from (if you are searching for a good guide book or collecting books from your traveled places)
Written August 1, 2020
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Jim P
Chicago, IL18 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
If you're going to be in Rome for any length of time, you'll want to check out this great book shop in Trastevere. Great selection of different kinds of books, and super friendly customer service in fluent English. One of my favorite things to do in Rome is sit at an outside table at a restaurant, drink wine, eat great food, and just soak up the sun while reading a good book. If you're like me, the Almost Corner Bookshop is the place to get that good book. - Jim Papandrea, author of ROME: A Pilgrim's Guide to the Eternal City
Written May 25, 2016
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aslan
New York City, NY1 contribution
Feb 2021
wonderful bookshop, I am very happy to visit this bookstore. the salesman is a very good and lovely person.
Written March 12, 2021
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Ian C
Canton of Basel, Switzerland18 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
Friendly English bookshop with an impressive range and helpful manager (ask him to recommend restaurants to try and especially those to avoid)
Written January 22, 2018
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callcallino
Antibes, France5 contributions
Jun 2017
In Trastevere you will find this gem of a bookshop. It is very well stocked and the service is excellent. Choice of books, both brand new, and second hand is admirable. Thank you, "Almost Corner Bookshop".
Written July 11, 2017
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Malvoleo
Wodonga, Australia403 contributions
May 2017
Had heard of this bookshop and so went looking on the Via del Moro. Trestavere is the place to stat in Rome and the fact that it has a very good english bookshop is all the better. The proprietor is taciturn but knowledgeable on matters cultural, although he is incorrect, there is a Caravaggio in Trastavere.
Written May 6, 2017
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Les
Kent UK14 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
We popped into this English book shop and the owner recommended several books to me after I told him the type of books I like to read, the ones he recommended turned out to be just fantastic, so in 6 days I read 3 books in between visiting the attractions. The staff in there could not have been more helpful, kind and polite. So if you are looking for English books, this is the place to go, just in Trastevere, which is a lovely area and has loads to see.
Written November 9, 2016
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Deborah T
Suffolk, UK24 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
I wouldn't normally go to an English bookshop whilst abroad but this visit made me think again.
The owner was gently easing though his Roman Sunday, chatting gently with customers and giving feedback on books we were browsing. I bought Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor Herman and he told us about her connections locally, so we set off through Trastevere to locate the old brothel he mentioned. Great fun and great book!
Written March 16, 2016
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Linda G
Hardenberg, Overijssel, Netherlands70 contributions
Jan 2016
You must visit this great little bookshop when you are in Rome. It only has books in English, including lots on the history of Rome. The manager is so friendly and she will advice you on anything you may want to know. Furthermore, it's situated in a marvellous part of town, in a street with many interesting small shops. It is really worth a visit!
Written January 8, 2016
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AnthropologicalMum
Cardiff, UK17 contributions
May 2015 • Family
This one room is lined with shelves of books. Amazing the range they fit in here. I got a Gothic romance - Walpole's The Castle of Otronto, perfectl reading for a Roman holiday. My daughter got Inkheart. There are fun pop-up books, novels, books on manners, children's books, all sorts.
Staff are friendly and kind bibliophiles.
Ideally situated in the winding little alleyways of Trastevere, just along from a shop selling Florentine stationery.
Written May 28, 2015
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