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Paperback Exchange

Via delle Oche 4R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 293460
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Lots to offer ... lots to read

This is a wonderful find for readers. It's a well-stocked book store for those of us always looking... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
Books galore

A rainy evening in Florence drove us to search for shelter. The Paperback Exchange was perfect. The... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Are you an English-speaking traveler who loves to read? Trade in some of your old paperbacks and pick up some new ones: with hundreds of titles to choose from, you'll never get bored.
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30 Oct 2017
“Lots to offer ... lots to read”
26 Dec 2016
“Books galore”
Via delle Oche 4R, Florence, Italy
+39 055 293460
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a wonderful find for readers. It's a well-stocked book store for those of us always looking to find an important book or two. The staff is alert and friendly. It's simply a wonderful place to browse the shelves, searching for something perfect to...More

Thank agolfpro2
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A rainy evening in Florence drove us to search for shelter. The Paperback Exchange was perfect. The huge selection kept us browsing until the rain stopped. Also picked up some hard-to-find second hand books. They have a good selection of quirky travel guides for local...More

Thank LeahS1950
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We popped in here to find souvenirs for young relatives, and were given lots of great help by the staff (owner?). There was a really good selection, and it's within feet of my favorite wine store and a two good gelato places. I could live...More

Thank TawnyaSingapore
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

A lovely little shop that is deceptively large and well-spaced out. You can browse for a good hour and there is even some seating if the person who accompanies you needs a rest. They have a good mix of new and used books, everything from...More

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I went to Paperback Exchange the next day I arrived in Florence to buy some secondhand books and seeing the atmosphere of the store, I really liked it. Though the staff was helpful and nice enough, I found the books to be too expensive, I...More

Thank Ece N
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Found this place near the Duomo - Plenty of English books - big selection - after 2 months travelling nice to get some reading material for the onward journey - staff spoke English and very friendly

Thank BJH-CA
Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

Lovely bookshop down a small street near the Duomo. They sell books mostly in English and a good shop to browse. There are seats inside too encouraging you to spend time. Particularly liked that there were second hand copies on sale too and you can...More

Thank theoctogenarian
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T, Mexico
Reviewed 10 May 2003

Tiny place, but great! You find a lot of good books, and if you wanna brush up in italian, they've got some italian books as well, not only books in English. Like the name says, you can trade in your old paperbacks for new ones,...More

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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