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Libreria Acqua Alta

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

What a beautiful and unique library! They have so many secret rooms tucked away for you to lounge along with a book of choice. You will feel transported into an untouched, magical world surrounded by brilliant writers!

Thank MirfC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not going to lie, but I came here for the stair picture. The store and staircase did not disappoint. I got a great picture and loved the experience of the store. Once you climb up you do see a wonderful view. Inside it's a...More

Thank Alyssa J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for book lovers who do not have dust and cat allergies! There were stacks and stacks of books! Tons of new and old books, if you don't find a book you like in English (mostly it's Italian books) you can buy posters, maps,...More

Thank Anik L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting for 5 minutes and then overwhelming. Not sure I'd know how to decide what to buy, if anything.

Thank MrPatient
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. I am always looking for something unique and interesting, this is definitely the place. The owner and his 5 cats are a delight to talk to. great collection of new and old books

Thank Fonda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bookstore wows you from the entrance (where you will be greeted by the friendly cats) to its end. Unusual, magical, perfect. One of the bookstore's end shows an expected view of the canal, and the friendly gondola man waving. If you love books +...More

Thank SchrodyS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the bookshop and bought this charming novella about a Venetian Countess who lived in the 1800's ... which brought me right back to the book shop! A must read and a great gift for people back home...

Thank valeriecogan23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For boolkovers a real paradise, with a superb view to the canal and Venise by famous chairs; wonderful books, antique and modern and at a good price; hope that "Acqua Alta" is not coming again.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most charming and eccentric bookstores I've ever visited. New and used books by the boatload (literally!) Good place to buy postcards, bookmarks, etc. as well. Also has a bookstore cat.

Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband stumbled upon this "book store", but it is SO much more than a simple book store! They have old magazine and newspapers, reproduction-vintage Venice travel posters, erotic books and "comic" books, all types and languages of Venetian travel books and this time, two...More

Thank NewmansTravel
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