Libreria Acqua Alta

Totally not in our agenda, but I am glad we stumbled into this when we were exploring the alleys towards the east side of Venice.

Dubbed (or rather claimed) to be “the most beautiful bookshop in the world,” I find it most intriguing or interesting than beautiful. It is in fact a big mess inside with an unused gondola in the middle which holds hundreds of books. There is another room with a bathtub full of books. The mess is not necessarily bad, because it did add a lot of character to place — but I can’t imagine anyone really shopping for books here.

Maybe a postcard?

 

Entrance to the bookshop. Off-focus, opps.

Entrance to the bookshop. Off-focus, opps.

 

Books embedded into the walls

Books embedded into the walls

 

It has access to the canal at the back, offering very nice light. Unfortunately I couldn't recover the highlights as much as I desire.

It has access to the canal at the back, offering very nice light. Unfortunately I couldn’t recover the blown highlights as much as I desire.

 

More books

More books

 

The resident cat is not too happy ;-)

The resident cat is not too happy 😉

 

Should add this to your list, if you’re going to Venice…  🙂

 
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