Florence Bookshops

  • Libreria Antiquaria Gonnelli Florence, Italy

    Libreria Antiquaria Gonnelli Florence, Italy

     

    The Gonnelli business has remained essentially unchanged since it was founded in 1875. In addition to selling manuscripts, antique books, original drawings and prints, the owners have actively promoted the works of various artists, by holding exhibit...

  • Giorni - Libri Stampe Occasioni Florence, Italy

    Giorni - Libri Stampe Occasioni Florence, Italy

     

    Giorni - Libri Stampe Occasioni store was established in 1937 and to date is run by the same family. It was first opened in the former convent that is now the Liceo Classico Galileo. A 1910 photograph shows that the business on the premises had the s...

  • Libreria Florence, Italy

    Libreria Florence, Italy

     

    The bookstore was opened in 1930 by Galileo Focardi near Piazza Beccaria. He is a relative of the current owner, Massimo Forcardi. The room is known for its characteristic vaulted ceiling and for original 19th and early 20th century shelves. ...

  • Libreria Antiquaria Fortuna Florence, Italy

    Libreria Antiquaria Fortuna Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Antiquaria Fortuna Boasts of a long tradition and this bookstore is just outside the center of the small village of Mattonaia. It is not just a bookshop as there is also a 'studio' which lends books, prints, manuscripts, drawings and much mo...

  • Libreria Bruno Baccani Florence, Italy

    Libreria Bruno Baccani Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Bruno Baccani is in business since the late nineteenth century, the store was managed by the Baccani family until fifteen years ago when it was bought by a group of partners. The shop, which, except for a few changes required for restoration...

  • Libreria Del Porcellino Florence, Italy

    Libreria Del Porcellino Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Del Porcellino was founded in 1939 as Casa del Libro. The shop changed hands in 1945 and the new owner renamed the store Libreria del Porcellino as it is located just opposite the loggia of the same name. Specializing in books, prints and ar...

  • Libreria Le Monnier-Mondadori Florence, Italy

    Libreria Le Monnier-Mondadori Florence, Italy

     

    Since 1926, when the book store was founded, the greatest names in Italian culture such as Einaudi, Pertini, Spadolini, Lamanna, Devoto, De Robertis, Biagi, Vassalli, Ginzburg, Gassman and others have passed through its doors. Today, the business has...

  • Libreria Lef Florence, Italy

    Libreria Lef Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Lef was founded in 1902. It moved in 1941 but since it started it has always specialized in publishing and selling books on religious subjects; it has a rich historical archive. About ten years ago the publishing house moved to other headqua...

  • Libreria Martelli Florence, Italy

    Libreria Martelli Florence, Italy

     

    To trace the origins of this famous bookstore, we have to go back to the flourishing cultural environment of nineteenth century Florence, Italy. In 1840 Felice & Alessandro Poggi opened a book shop, which quickly became a meeting place for the li...

  • Libreria Oggetti Sacri Manuelli Florence, Italy

    Libreria Oggetti Sacri Manuelli Florence, Italy

     

    The premises in Via del Proconsolo, which the Manuelli bookstore has occupied since 1830, was the former carriage house of the Bishop of Fiesole. During its more than 160 years of business, Manuelli has dealt in religious objects, with a vast assortm...

  • Libreria Oreste Gozzini Florence, Italy

    Libreria Oreste Gozzini Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Oreste Gozzini bookstore was founded by Oreste Gozzini who began by buying and selling books, old and new, in 1850. The current owners, father and son, are the fourth and fifth generations of the family in the business. Located in the XVI ce...

  • Libreria Salimbeni Florence, Italy

    Libreria Salimbeni Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Salimbeni was established in 1948 from a used-book shop of the thirties. Originally Salimbeni dealt mainly in used schoolbooks. Later it specialized in art and antique books, with a good deal of its business conducted through the mails. Afte...

  • Feltrinelli International Florence, Italy

    Feltrinelli International Florence, Italy

     

    Feltrinelli International is the sister of the classic Feltrinelli bookshop. In this shop there is the largest assortment of foreign language books in Florence. This includes narratives, multimedia aids, dictionaries for languages (dictionaries for a...

  • S Gallo Florence, Italy

    S Gallo Florence, Italy

     

    All students in Florence will have bought or sold college books in this bookshop at least once in their lives. Once people have finished their studies they continue to frequent this shop considering the great variety of texts available. Availability ...

  • B M Bookshop Florence, Italy

    B M Bookshop Florence, Italy

     

    This is probably the oldest English language bookshop in Florence. Italy. B M Bookshop was opened forty years ago by Libby, an American woman, and her husband Francesco, an Italian from Florence. The main boast of this bookshop is the enormous range ...

  • Libreria il Viaggio Florence, Italy

    Libreria il Viaggio Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria il Viaggio hosts a huge range of guides for travel fanatics here. Geographical maps, maps of the world and also books which deal with anything to do with travelling and tourism. They focus pa...

  • Comics e Dintorni Florence, Italy

    Comics e Dintorni Florence, Italy

     

    >Comics e Dintorni is the place where your imagination can take over. Everything, from 1930's comics, to Japanese manga, as well as Tex and Dylan Dog, Superman and X-Men, can be found here. They also sell gadgets, animated cartoons, records and magaz...

  • Centro Libri Florence, Italy

    Centro Libri Florence, Italy

     

    Centro Libri bookshop has a number of interesting offers on books about art, architecture and the history of Florence and Tuscany at 50% of the cover price. They also sell dictionaries at different discounts and always have some special offers of var...

  • Libreria Pirola Etruria Florence, Italy

    Libreria Pirola Etruria Florence, Italy

     

    This small but essential bookshop can be found between Piazza San Marco and Piazza Duomo (on Via Cavour; telephone: +39 055 2396320), it is an agent for the Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato and sells important legal and juridicial texts which are use...

  • Libreria Antiquaria Ippogrifo Florence, Italy

    Libreria Antiquaria Ippogrifo Florence, Italy

     

    Libreria Antiquaria Ippogrifo is set amidst fashion boutiques, you may find some really interesting collectibles rummaging the shop - rare books, antique prints - in short everything that a book lover could ever want, as well as something for people ...

  • Libreria Vittorio Florence, Italy

    Libreria Vittorio Florence, Italy

     

    This bookshop is located in the district of Santa Croce, close to the Teatro Verdi (Via Verdi; telephone number: +39 055 234486). They sell primarily antique books and literature from the past particularly for boys and rare magazines. There is also a...

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