[BHE 271] Window Shopping for Books in Toscana, Firenze, Verona Plus Books that Welcomed me Back in Singapore

Myra here.

Last week, I shared photos of bookstores I visited while in Milan. This time around, I am sharing some of the book places we went to while in Tuscany and Florence. Similar to last week’s, I did not really purchase anything since we were only taking the bus, and would have to be very mindful of our luggage weight and all that.

Book Hunting in Toscana

We went on a San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti Day Tour while we were in Tuscany. Truth be told, I am not too certain where among these three places exactly I found this Feltrinelli bookstore – but I am sure it must be one of them:

Book Hunting in Verona

Located in: Verona Porta Nuova
Address: Piazzale XXV Aprile, 37138 Verona VR, Italy

We took a day trip to Verona while we were in Milan – how can I possibly pass up an opportunity to see the birth place of Romeo and Juliet? I will be sharing more photos from there through our Photo Journal posts which we do regularly every Tuesday.

Once again, more La Feltrinelli love. This one is situated strategically inside the train station, so it can’t possibly be missed.

Since we bought books of our own to read while on the train, we thought it best not to purchase new ones. You have to admire my self-restraint, seriously.

Book Hunting in Firenze

During our last full day, we made sure we just walked around Florence, and we managed to chance upon these lovely places.

Libreria Giorni Address: Via de’ Martelli 35 r, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

I was especially taken by how charming the place was on the inside. Don’t expect to find too many (if at all) English books, however.

I like its subterranean feel, as you’d have to go down a flight of steps to access and browse through their extensive collection.

Pretty good curation of titles – some are familiar from their covers, even while they are in Italian.

I believe I am pointing at an Italo Calvino novel here.

My daughter was pointing at their Tarot books which she fancied but didn’t purchase.

Right beside this bookstore is another book stall that has no name, really. I like how these places seem to just pop up everywhere in Pinocchio-town.

Books that welcomed me back in Singapore

To welcome me back to Singapore, I received these gorgeous books for feature here. Don’t they look good enough to eat? The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd and Levi Pinfold, Moonrise by Sarah Crossan, Death’s End by Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, and Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami, Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence, The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu.

Runelight by Joanne M. Harris, The Wonderling by Mira Bartok.

How about you, fellow book hunters? What are the books that found their way into your shelves?

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