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Libreria Acqua Alta

Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0841
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a quainter attraction. I liked the cats, we love the calendar we bought, the view of the little canal (both from the staircase made of books, and also the door inside) is very picturesque and so we were glad we went there.

Thank centralvic
Reviewed yesterday

I love a second-hand bookshop, especially one that's chaotic with piles of possibly hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. As you'd expect, this one's not at the cheaper end of the scale, but definitely worth a visit if you are also a second-hand bookshop...More

Thank Veggie_in_France
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled across this bookstore one morning; they were just opening the doors and let us sneak in a little early. We had the whole place to ourselves and spent about an hour trawling through the thousands of books. Acqua alta means high water, and...More

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to me by friends and I wasn't disappointed. I love bookstores and this one is certainly a special one. They probably every category of literature. And when you walk all the way through to the backyard, you can find the famous...More

Thank marieandthesea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had this on my list of things to visit in Venice. It is a small bookstore, that is stacked with books, as in floor to ceiling. But the draw is the book staircase, and when I got there, there were half a dozen people...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Venice for a short holiday. We were looking for a particular church and fell upon this bookshop by accident. We fell in love with the place, floor to ceiling books, looking like it was completely disorganised but if you...More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't plan to visit the shop, just bumpy into it on my way elsewhere, but it was a sweet magical place, and even thought I don't read Italian it is a worth visit spot. You can also find other languages and postcards/posters worthy

Thank Rakefet H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I very much doubt anyone actually ever buys a book from here, but it's a great bookshop with a full size gondola in it, full of books! Also, many baths full of books and some comfy chairs out back, looking over the canal. Plenty of...More

Thank juliaEastSussex_UK
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I really cannot understand how people call this a place for book lovers. The state of some of the books was awful - mold, dust everywhere. I did not get a feeling that the owner respects the books at all. You could call this shop...More

2  Thank Beata P
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We found out about this place from our tour guide and we went back after the tour and it was wonderful - I have never seen so many books in one place ever and to add to that the variety of the books that they...More

Thank Leila R
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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Response from lagoon08 | Reviewed this property |
Whenever I have been there during the day it has been open, so 09.00 (maybe 10.00) to 18.00 is usual. Even Sunday I think. Regards