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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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  • Average6%
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Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa | 5176 - Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Castello
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+39 041 296 0841
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"book shop"
in 50 reviews
"book lovers"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful bookshop"
in 15 reviews
"fire exit"
in 15 reviews
"love books"
in 15 reviews
"english books"
in 10 reviews
"piled high"
in 9 reviews
"fire escape"
in 9 reviews
"buy books"
in 8 reviews
"specific book"
in 6 reviews
"small courtyard"
in 8 reviews
"multiple languages"
in 6 reviews
"high water"
in 11 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"for sale"
in 6 reviews
"every corner"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I probably could have spent hours in this tiny bookstore.They had a mix of affordable items, books, and art prints. This was a memorable part of the trip, especially since we got to take a quick picture sitting on the book staircase that is located...More

Thank Sultana V
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t think it’s possible to explain what you can experience there - you just have to be there and feel it because it’s woderfull!

Thank Elīna B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quirky bookstore was a nice little stop. I have no idea how they ever sell anything due to the overwhelming number of books they have in the shop, which are not at all organised. They have quirky ways of displaying the heaps of old...More

Thank johnandlizb
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This quirky bookshop was full of tourists and Italian secondhand books. While the cats and use of a gondola and bathtub for stacking books was interesting, I didn’t think it wasn’t really worth going out of our way to see.

Thank MarjofromBrissie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like all good places in Venice, this little bookshop is overrun by tourists but it's still worth it to see the piles of books in every water-based vessel imaginable from a bathtub to a gondola. You could spend hours leafing through old books, posters and...More

Thank In-Yong H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

picturesque and cute place to shoot some photos, if you enjoy reading, this is a good place to find old books in basically any language .

Thank Gabriela S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place and absolutely unique! The best time to go is early morning or late in the evening before they close or during off-season, as it has -like every interesting place in Venice- a lot of tourists. Of course it is not the bookstore‘s fault...More

Thank Eistem
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering around side streets, getting lost, and making unexpected discoveries are things that make Venice famous. This is a place where, once inside, one can do all those things in the floor-ceiling stacks of new and old books. A book lover's dream in a staggeringly...More

2  Thank phinneasbec
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this place on Trip Advisor before my 2018 trip. I thought, “wow eclectic book store, cool”. Little did I know that this has become a merchandising funnel that dooms book lovers into a hurricane of tourists that totally destroyed what I had envisioned....More

Thank johnmc68W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is such an unusual place. I could literally spend all day here. Found some hidden German kids books from the 70s. Absolutely amazing.

1  Thank Xittttta
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Castello
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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sunvm
18 December 2015|
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Response from Jerusalemmiriam | Reviewed this property |
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Bstaple
24 March 2015|
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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
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