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Alberto Cozzi, Antico Laboratorio Artigianale

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Address: Via del Parione, 35r, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 294968

This small shop still binds books and makes marble paper by hand. The front...

This small shop still binds books and makes marble paper by hand. The front of the shop has a lovely selection of books, journals, frames, paper etc and you can see the artists in the back creating the items (printing the paper, sewing the bindings). It is an exquisite shop and a marvelous opportunity to see true craftsmen at work.

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Beautiful book and stationary, the man working there was really lovely. The two doggos wondering around are a bonus too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful book and stationary, the man working there was really lovely. The two doggos wondering around are a bonus too!

Thank Lily C
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I LOVED this shop! All their books were beautifully made in a range of colours and styles. I could have spent all my money their. I want to return to Florence to go to this shop. The staff are lovely and friendly and the man who makes everything is so kind. They will guild whatever you like onto you item.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very beautiful shop with handcraft made books and leather ! very nice people who likes his job and gives a very good explanations ! you really have to go !

Thank Mieke D
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

People were amazing and product was perfect! As soon as we walked in the door the owner greeted us and showed us around. They make their own paper and the paper is amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

I knew Florence was well known for it's textiles, so I was on the lookout for a nice stationary shop. So happy to chance by this one when we were walking around during our holiday in August. Great for gifts for those back at home, but I also recommend getting some frames or scrapbooks for yourself to stick photos/memorabilia in... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

One of the stationary stores you would love to visit if you like Florentine papers and leather books. It is a bookbinder store and they actually bind books in the back. The papers are all original and are used for boxes, notebooks, pencils just to name a few. Great for gifts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

A pleasure to visit such a special place, the paper goods and journals were of a quality that I doubt anyone could fine elsewhere in the world. Both brother and sister run the business and each has their own skills and dedication to providing a wonderful array of products. Thoroughly enjoyed the time spent inside, thanks

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This place is fantastic. We were able to purchase and personalize leather writing journals for ourselves and family... either refillable or with paper permanently stiched inside. We watched as they personalized (with gold leaf embossing), leather keychains for all of our family (12 euros each). Very friendly family run business, they welcomed us into the back workroom to watch the... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

This shop specialises in book-binding, this was the original function of the premises and the family team have developed this skill throughout the generations since 1908. Naturally the shop has developed into other skills but these continue to be artistic and everything is still made by hand. The shop is worth visiting just to see the craftsmen at work but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

During our previous trip to Florence we visited and purchased a leather photo album the quality of this was excellent, we vowed to return again to buy another leather photo album. Customer service here is excellent and when we chose our album great care was taken to securely wrap the album so that we could travel back with it .... More 

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