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Nice little English bookstore in Florence. Make sure to ask if they have a discount bin--that... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2019
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Great selection - near Duomo

Just down the street from our AirBnB. Unexpectedly finished the book I had brought very quickly so... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Longwood, Florida
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“Great selection - near Duomo”
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Via delle Oche 4R, Florence, Italy
San Giovanni
+39 055 293460
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

Nice little English bookstore in Florence. Make sure to ask if they have a discount bin--that proved to be very useful for me and my friends.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Just down the street from our AirBnB. Unexpectedly finished the book I had brought very quickly so when I walked by I was happy to see that I could replenish. They even bought my old book - very happy I didn't have to bring it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank RandiFayeC
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I love this shop, which I first discovered around 15 years ago. The stock is brilliant and very well-organised, the shop is attractive and inviting, the staff are helpful, and it's wonderful to be able to exchange the books I've read en route to Florence...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Taycheedah
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This is a wonderful find for readers. It's a well-stocked book store for those of us always looking to find an important book or two. The staff is alert and friendly. It's simply a wonderful place to browse the shelves, searching for something perfect to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Tim R
Reviewed December 26, 2016

A rainy evening in Florence drove us to search for shelter. The Paperback Exchange was perfect. The huge selection kept us browsing until the rain stopped. Also picked up some hard-to-find second hand books. They have a good selection of quirky travel guides for local...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank LeahS1950
Reviewed August 29, 2016

We popped in here to find souvenirs for young relatives, and were given lots of great help by the staff (owner?). There was a really good selection, and it's within feet of my favorite wine store and a two good gelato places. I could live...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little shop that is deceptively large and well-spaced out. You can browse for a good hour and there is even some seating if the person who accompanies you needs a rest. They have a good mix of new and used books, everything from...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank pizarrofiction
Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went to Paperback Exchange the next day I arrived in Florence to buy some secondhand books and seeing the atmosphere of the store, I really liked it. Though the staff was helpful and nice enough, I found the books to be too expensive, I...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank ecenada
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Found this place near the Duomo - Plenty of English books - big selection - after 2 months travelling nice to get some reading material for the onward journey - staff spoke English and very friendly

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank BJH-CA
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Lovely bookshop down a small street near the Duomo. They sell books mostly in English and a good shop to browse. There are seats inside too encouraging you to spend time. Particularly liked that there were second hand copies on sale too and you can...More

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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