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Libreria Acqua Alta

Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really cannot understand how people call this a place for book lovers. The state of some of the books was awful - mold, dust everywhere. I did not get a feeling that the owner respects the books at all. You could call this shop...More

1  Thank Beata P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about this place from our tour guide and we went back after the tour and it was wonderful - I have never seen so many books in one place ever and to add to that the variety of the books that they...More

Thank Leila R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating place to visit with books piled everywhere - shelves, barrels, bathtubs, wheelbarrows and even a gondola to protect them during times of high water. Go out of the back to see the stairs created from old large volumes of books, and the "fire exit"...More

1  Thank Jabaxse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told about this place but did not expect such a wonderful bookstore. Pleasant surprise for book lovers who can easily get off their schedule in an effort to take it all in.

Thank Jaxhere2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I came across this place was by complete accident- and since then, whenever I'm in Venice I hunt it down and go back. You could spend ages in here, not only looking through books, but sitting in the various chairs looking through...More

Thank zotar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd seen a photo of this bookshop on Instagram and immediately added it to my 'must-see' list for Venice. It wasn't an easy place to find, but getting lost in Venice is part of the whole experience and you always end up finding all sorts...More

Thank RaeBar
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had a pretty difficult time finding this place. You need a map or a GPS but it's worth a visit. This bookshop is very special and they feed cats. I know that since I found cat food on top of some books outside the...More

Thank Karolina L
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Ok, so first off, I love stuff like this- this place is worth visiting for a few photos alone. Will you find a good book here? Possibly, although it's chaos inside with books absolutely everywhere in no apparent order, there's no rhyme or reason here-...More

Thank RFox1
Reviewed August 4, 2017

I cannot recommend this quirky little bookshop enough. It's filled to the rafters with a whole range of books, in English, German and French, as well as Italian, and it's a definite 'must see' in Venice. There's something rather special about a shop that keeps...More

1  Thank LJ_Sedgwick
Reviewed August 3, 2017

A visit to this beautiful, artsy library in Venice is a must! Nestled in the narrow streets of Venice, lies this hidden gem home to cats, novels and knick-knacks of all sorts. I loved the stair case of novels, the gondola inside the store and...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
neighborhood 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