Libreria Acqua Alta

Used Bookstore and Bookstore
Castello, Venezia
  • Olivia D.
    "The vendors and their cats are super friendly + wonderful postcards!"(4 Tips)
    ""Welcome to the most beautiful bookshop in the world"."(2 Tips)
    Lindsay D.
    "view up the book stairs in the back"(2 Tips)
    Kaitlin T.
    "... friendly owner, lots of books, and two cats. But it's also so unique and..."(2 Tips)
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  • Iris P.
    Iris PezzaliSeptember 26, 2012
    The famous Venetian "Libreria Acqua Alta" is one of the most original book shops in the world, with its true gondola in the center, to display books on. Simply unbelieveble!
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TSeptember 9, 2015
    In some ways, it's like any other great bookstore: friendly owner, lots of books, and two cats. But it's also so unique and pays homage to the canal in so many cool, eclectic ways!
  • Jane G.
    Jane GApril 26, 2015
    Worth a detour from the busier parts of town, a bookstore w unique decor! Books are mostly in Italian and a few shelves of other languages, found an old copy of wealth of nations to keep :)
  • Emily H.
    Emily HeywardMay 2, 2015
    Very cool spot for the decor alone. Sort of like a madman's personal library. Check out the view of the canal and the staircase made of books in the back.
  • Adley
    AdleyDecember 14, 2015
    The best bookstore in Venice, you will find here everything! Mlst of the book are in italian, but you can buy here also nice maps, postcards...
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAugust 2, 2016
    Liberia Acqua Alta features steps created from stacks of hardbacks tied together by string. The shop is only about a decade old and houses four cats, who will likely judge you from their as you skim. Read more
  • Miles N.
    Miles NgOctober 30, 2017
    Secret but not so secret spot. One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. go straight til the end and you’ll see a spot for scenic views. 😍
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay D'AndreaDecember 4, 2014
    Be sure to check out the view up the book stairs in the back, or browse the poetry while listening to the water lap up through the door to the canal..bellissimo.
  • MJ L.
    MJ LeeApril 4, 2017
    One of the 3 most famous 2nd hand bookstores. It's was flooded but the owner kept all the water damaged books. Go check it out!
  • Marco G.
    Marco G.February 27, 2015
    By then a cult in the city with its almost surreal taste this library is truly a not to miss, come above all with high tides
  • Georgo D.
    Georgo DíbaMarch 11, 2016
    The best book store I've ever seen, should be on your list! 👍🇮🇹
  • Thiago M.
    Thiago MaiaJanuary 24, 2016
    Gorgeous book shop. Make sure you go in the back and go up on he book stairs.
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliMay 9, 2017
    Amazing book store. Make sure to see both the side room and the little outside area at the back
  • Dennis Z.
    Dennis Z.April 20, 2017
    A nice break from the crowded roads of Venice. Unfortunately most of the books are in Italian. Lots of postcards & maps
  • Clement H.
    Clement H.November 10, 2016
    You e probably never seen a bookstore like this one. Here, you don't find a book, a book finds you.
  • Merve U.
    Merve UcaApril 12, 2015
    The best bookshop I have ever seen! The owner is molto simpatico
  • Anna T.
    Anna TedeschiMay 30, 2014
    You can find a lot of books and other things! And you have to discover something strange but beautiful... ;)
  • Tugce E.
    Tugce EsenerJuly 16, 2017
    Lovely opportunity to get unique posters and postcards, if not for the experience.
  • Samira M.
    Samira MajdOctober 3, 2017
    Best of the best of the best. First place to see in Venice 👍🏿
  • Olivia D.
    Olivia DehertzSeptember 11, 2015
    The vendors and their cats are super friendly + wonderful postcards! (And cheap)
  • Azra Betül
    Azra BetülApril 22, 2015
    It's interesting place to visit. There is many old books, some old stuffs and more. Dont miss it😉
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BrændenJuly 26, 2015
    A yawning cat in a truly remarkeble bookstore :)
  • Azra Betül
    Azra BetülFebruary 27, 2016
    Here is really authentic place in Venice! You should see✌️✌✌
  • Suba
    SubaJanuary 30, 2015
    <<Unique Library>> Just visit "Libreria Acqua Alta" & you'll understand why it is called " Library High Water" :-D
  • Dylan M.
    Dylan McBurnieAugust 14, 2017
    Really interesting! A great tourist attraction, not sure about the quality of book offerings
  • LukaSH
    LukaSHDecember 20, 2015
    Be sure you'll leave with a book. :)
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie ReeseNovember 12, 2016
    Small selection of foreign languages. Great posters and post cards.
  • Furukama
    FurukamaSeptember 3, 2016
    Not your usual bookstore. Very lovely place for book-lovers
  • Milica I.
    Milica IvanicJuly 25, 2016
    You must pay a visit to this bookshop! It's amazing!
  • Olivia D.
    Olivia DehertzSeptember 11, 2015
    The vendors and their cats are superpostcards! (And cheap)
  • Rita A.
    Rita AvdFebruary 11, 2017
    The cat is very smart and takes good care of the place
  • Marco G.
    Marco G.February 16, 2015
    Really a cult place in Venice
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy SuriwongJune 3, 2017
    Interesting and kitschy - a little musty with all the old books and all
  • Sveta S.
    Sveta Sh.October 29, 2017
    Amazing bookstore! Truly magical place!
  • Muzna A.
    Muzna AlMarch 28, 2014
    Dubbed "the most beautiful bookshop in the world" and is unquestionably deserving of that!
  • Camy L.
    Camy LiewJune 29, 2015
    I <3 tis bookstore
  • Catarina M.
    Amazing and unique bookstore
  • Suba
    SubaJanuary 30, 2015
    "Every book you've ever read is just a different combination of 26 letters!! " :-) #English
  • Nora S.
    Nora SullimanSeptember 4, 2017
    Lovely places ❤
  • J K.
    J KloAugust 23, 2017
    very beautiful place 💛
  • Jo W.
    Jo WattsApril 20, 2016
    Worth a visit! <3
  • Shaima A.
    Shaima AlwassabiAugust 13, 2015
    The owner's cat is adorable😁❤️
  • Berker G.
    Berker GurerJanuary 11, 2015
    Breathtaking !
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobertsonOctober 12, 2017
    Insane fun.
  • confuso
    confusoNovember 12, 2010
    "Welcome to the most beautiful bookshop in the world".
  • Valerio T.
    Valerio TavolazziMarch 13, 2016
    Libri in gondola
  • Angela N.
    Angela NatividadMarch 29, 2017
    Mythic and strange. Crowded as all hell.
  • Laura
    LauraApril 11, 2015
    Magnifique! Une librairie qui vit au rythme de l'eau. Des livres dans tous les sens: de quoi y passer des heures! Ne manquez pas l'escalier en livres ainsi que le petit balcon sur l'eau.
  • Nikita T.
    Nikita T.August 20, 2014
    Книжный магазин, который вы должны обязательно посетить! Выделите на него хотя бы час и половину чемодана — так-как вам захочется купить все! Куча книг по дизайну, фотографии, искусству. Цены низкие.
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonAugust 25, 2015
    Fantastica libreria antica piena di incanto! Scorci romantici e super originali! Un po turistica ma ne vale la pena! Tappa d'obbligo
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