[BHE 229] Book Hunting in Venice: Libreria Acqua Alta and Giunti Al Punto Librerie PLUS Books from Pansing!

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Myra here.

Last week, I shared my book hunting expedition in Prague. Now, I am excited to share my book haunts in Venice, also known as the floating city.

Libreria Acqua Alta

Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 5176/B, 30122 Venezia, Italy

When I found out that this bookstore existed, we just had to put this in our itinerary.

Ostensibly, the most “beautiful bookshop in the world,” the place is truly unique – and the owners very learned about practically all the books found inside.

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With the very charming owner of Libreria Acqua Alta, Venezia. When my fourteen year old girl took our photo, he told us “You beautiful ladies better watch out and beware of the Casanovas out there” apart from himself of course.

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Want to know what’s found up there?

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Follow the books and you get to see a wonderful view. I wasn’t as adventurous as my husband who managed to take this photo of the gorgeous view indeed:

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Literally a floating bookstore.

We were drowning in books.

So, yeah. A lot of books here.

Portrait of a happy happy book hunter.

I suppose I was too overwhelmed by the number of books that I only ended up buying this graphic novel:

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Corto Maltese: Teste E Funghi by Hugo Pratt.

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… and a notebook, of course!

Giunti al Punto Librerie

Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, Fondamenta Santa Lucia, 30121 Sestiere Cannaregio, Venezia VE, Italy

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Clearly, one bookstore is not enough while in Venezia.

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I just had to visit one more. This one has a retail feel to it. Take a look inside:

So what did I end up buying?

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Milo the Squerariol by Paola Zoffoli and illustrations by Massimiliano Longo, Venetian Legends and Ghost Stories: A Guide to Places of Mystery in Venice by Alberto Toso Fei.

My daughter, naturally, had to read it right away.

Books from Pansing

Now this is what genuinely made me smile a few days ago: free books from Pansing. There are truly very few things better in life than gorgeous books being delivered in your doorstep:

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang, A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney, Bits and Pieces by Jonathan Maberry, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, Stand Off by Andrew Smith. Can I stay home and read all day, please?

Which bookstore/book caught your eye? Have you been to any of these places? What other bookstores have I missed while in Venezia?

  1. That is a crapton of books. I do like that the stairs to outside were made of books, though!

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