Libreria Acqua Alta
Venice Store Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 5176b, 30122 Venice, IT
- New and secondhand books stored in boats, gondolas, and tubs.
- A fire exit directly onto a canal.
Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 5176b
WHAT WE LOVE
The charming Libreria Acqua Alta, which translates to “Book Store of High Water”, stores its inventory of new and second-hand books in bathtubs, rowboats, canoes, and gondolas to protect them from Venice’s frequent floods. The fire exit opens onto a canal and there is a staircase made from damaged and un-usable books on the back porch. As their Instagram boasts,
“Welcome to the most beautiful bookshop in the world.”
Photo by Rita Esposito @ritaespos