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libreria Acqua alta

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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa Castello 5176, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a cute little bookstore to stop and visit. Tons of books. The back courtyard is fun. It’s a good place to take some fun pictures.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 49JW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pretty library with a lot of old books but impossible to find anything, only one employee at the cashing machine, too crowded and no space to walk, at the end there a pretty place to do photos

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Isabel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This probably would have been a cool place to go before it became "Insta-famous", but it is not really worth it to walk in a line down to the photo op of stacks books, then wait to take the exact same photo as everyone else....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank intrepid-introvert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fun, unusual, and worth finding! Sweet shop cat! See the gondola and the staircase made from books! So much to look at. Other lovely things besides books. I bought a nice print of Venice! Have fun !

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MelissaNY19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planning my trip to Venice I knew I would come here. The problem was that i actually wanted to buy books but there were so many tourists there only to take pictures that i had to come the other day quite early in the morning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank origahime
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Visiting the Acqua Alta bookshop is definitely an experience - staff are so helpful and will find the most obscure books for you but the quirky gondolas, books in baskets, seat by the canal door( a photo opportunity!), and the essential bookstore cats make this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lesley B
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

What a place. The most unusual, (what is it) is it a bookstore? Is it an attraction, is it a place to photograph? Whatever it is, it is pure magic.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank therealmadmike
Reviewed April 9, 2019

What an amazing & quirky place to visit. We went on a recommendation and loved it. An excellent spot to find bookmarks, postcards, a huge selection of books and even a resident cat or two manning the counter. It is a labyrinth of treasures and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tneldner
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Lovely bookstore that has as many books as you would want, as well as postcards and prints. Extremely cramped to the point of not being able to move. Possibly limit the amount of people present at once?

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Herbie15
Reviewed April 3, 2019

This is a great place to visit if you like books, postcards, posters and quirky establishments. There is a fabulous selection of books here in many languages. In particular, we found a large number of rare and unique art-house publications. Do make the effort to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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