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Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice

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Browse for books at Libreria Acqua Alta, an unusually decorated new and used bookshop. Books are shelved among gondolas, rowboats, bathtubs, and oars: choose from a collection of atlases, dictionaries, history books, and biographies. The space is cluttered with stacks of old books used as wall decorations and supports for stairs. Get a view of the canal through the back door, while saying hello to the store's collection of roaming cats. To visit Libreria Acqua Alta on your holiday in Venice, and find out what else Venice has to offer, use our Venice trip itinerary planner.
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  • A real eye-catcher is the 3D image of Venice on the left beside the sales desk! A copy is to buy and since then the big hit with us at home.
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  • Is a unique library of its kind! New and used books, even quite dated, placed in a gondola and in a bathtub. The restaurant is small, indeed, is precisely the quantity of books making it small. Recommend a visit because you will be enchanted!
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  • From large passionate about books I couldn't miss this treat in Venice ... A chaotic library, crazy, a jumble of books, prints, cards ... And a gondola as a shelf in the middle of the room! To see!
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  • Such a unique place! Great place to browse and take photos. I found the books, especially ones in English, were expensive. But, we came here just to see it. Fun experience.
  • Place with great atmosphere, book lovers will love it. Here you can find postcards, small souvenirs and posters as well. As for the book, they are mainly in Italian but I spotted few English titles. The fact that the place is usually crowded makes me want to leave as soon as possible even though I would spend hours in it.
  • I don't understand why everyone raves about this place. It is chaos. It smells awful. The staircase of books was a travesty, precarious at best. I am a book lover, and i love a dig round a good second hand shop, but I didn't even want to touch anything in here lest the whole shop come down on our heads.
  • Wonderful place! A lot of old books and posters and the atmosphere is very special. I think it's the best place to get a memorable souvenir.
  • They claim to be the most beautiful bookshop in the world. It's certainly a gorgeous place that houses a vast collection of books that nobody knows where they are exactly positioned. There are no shelves and probably not a catalogue... and the place gets flooded every time there's a high tide.