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Alberto Cozzi, Antico Laboratorio Artigianale

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A gem of a shop

I had known of a small paper goods shop in Florence from years ago which has since closed. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarieAnne B
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They can personalize anything!

My wife and I walked into this shop, just to kill time. But we walked in on a bald man (Riccardo... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Ryan M
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This small shop still binds books and makes marble paper by hand. The front of the shop has a lovely selection of books, journals, frames, paper etc and you can see the artists in the back creating the items (printing the paper, sewing the...more
Via del Parione 35r, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294968
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had known of a small paper goods shop in Florence from years ago which has since closed. I searched and inquired and came across this golden nugget of a shop - multi generational craftsmanship of beautiful leather bound books, hand marbled paper goods. The...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I walked into this shop, just to kill time. But we walked in on a bald man (Riccardo Luci) showing a group of young Japanese ladies how he does the gold gilding on book covers. We told him how amazing it was...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

I love everything about Florence, and as this was a return trip for us, the goal was to relax and soak in the atmosphere. I read about Alberto Cozzi online as I was planning the trip, and it sounded like my kind of store. It...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful book and stationary, the man working there was really lovely. The two doggos wondering around are a bonus too!

Thank Lily C
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I LOVED this shop! All their books were beautifully made in a range of colours and styles. I could have spent all my money their. I want to return to Florence to go to this shop. The staff are lovely and friendly and the man...More

Thank Kekgy
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Very beautiful shop with handcraft made books and leather ! very nice people who likes his job and gives a very good explanations ! you really have to go !

Thank Mieke D
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

People were amazing and product was perfect! As soon as we walked in the door the owner greeted us and showed us around. They make their own paper and the paper is amazing!

Thank Sweetfly
Reviewed January 20, 2016

I knew Florence was well known for it's textiles, so I was on the lookout for a nice stationary shop. So happy to chance by this one when we were walking around during our holiday in August. Great for gifts for those back at home,...More

Thank jeanettek93
Reviewed September 2, 2015

One of the stationary stores you would love to visit if you like Florentine papers and leather books. It is a bookbinder store and they actually bind books in the back. The papers are all original and are used for boxes, notebooks, pencils just to...More

Thank Noriko717
Reviewed July 5, 2015

A pleasure to visit such a special place, the paper goods and journals were of a quality that I doubt anyone could fine elsewhere in the world. Both brother and sister run the business and each has their own skills and dedication to providing a...More

Thank Dave P
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Josie B
August 26, 2017|
Response from Heather8977 | Reviewed this property |
I have a ten year old son that we took to the shop...we just walked in off the street and they were busy working-Alberto is so nice, he stopped binding and took us over the to the marbling area and showed us how he does it... More