Paperback Exchange

Books in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

This cozy bookstore tucked down a side street near the Duomo has served expats and travellers alike since 1979. Its extensive selection of new and secondhand titles in English and Italian has a natural tilt towards all things Florentine, and includes cookbooks, novels and travel guides.

Also stocks the city’s free English-speaking newspapers, including The Florentine. Bilingual staff are welcoming, and the space often hosts book events by local and international writers.