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Top Choice Books in Alghero

Cyrano

A cool independent bookshop doubling as a cafe and cultural centre. Most books are in Italian, but in summer it stocks a small range of English-language titles. Books apart, it's a lovely spot to hang out over a cof…
Books in Turin

Giorgio Maffei

Giorgio Maffei was one of the world's most dedicated collectors of books by 20th-century visual and literary avant-garde artists, including Futurist, Dadaist and Surrealist work but also by conceptual artists from t…
Books in San Polo & Santa Croce

Damocle Edizioni

Pocket-sized Damocle is both a bookshop and publisher, translating literary greats like Oscar Wilde and Luigi Pirandello, as well as showcasing emerging writing talent, from contemporary Chinese poets to Spanish wri…
Books in Brera & Parco Sempione

Triennale Bookstore

Designed by Studio Urquiola, the Triennale's bookshop stocks beautifully produced architecture, design, fashion and photography books as enthralling as the exhibitions themselves. In addition, you can pick up some e…
Books in Duomo & San Babila

Hoepli International Bookstore

Italy’s largest bookshop has six floors and some 500,000 titles plus rare antiquarian books, as well as English- and German-language sections. Don’t neglect to browse the Italian shelves; local publishers are known …
Books in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Feltrinelli International

The international branch of Italy’s ubiquitous bookseller has a splendid collection of books in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. You’ll find everything from recent bestsellers to dictionarie…
Books in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Anglo American Bookshop

Particularly good for university reference books, the Anglo American Bookshop is well stocked and well known. It has an excellent range of literature, travel guides, children’s books and maps, and if it hasn’t got t…
Books in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Almost Corner Bookshop

This is how a bookshop should look: a crammed haven full of rip-roaring reads, with every millimetre of wall space containing English-language fiction and nonfiction (including children's) and travel guides. Heaven …
Books in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Libreria Marco Polo

The first bookshop ever to open on Giudecca. With a range of new and used books in English, as well as a fine selection of children's books and out-of-print titles in Italian, it's an exciting addition to the island…
Books in Cala Gonone

Namaste

For trekking and climbing maps and guides, check out Namaste. It stocks Maurizio Oviglia's Pietra di Luna (€50), a comprehensive rock-climbing guide covering the Cala Gonone, Jerzu and Baunei areas; Corrado Conca's …