Books are one thing that seem to make it on everyone’s vacation list. So whether you’re a book worm looking to get your hands on your next literary escape, or you’d like to bring a beautiful coffee table book home with you, we’ve put together a list of our favorite bookstores in Rome.
Almost Corner Book Store
The Almost Corner book store located in Trastevere has a large variety of fiction and non fiction books in English. If you’re looking for the poolside thriller or bedside romance novel, here’s the place to check it out. In true Roman style, the store is a bit rough around the edges with the books well organized by genre but expect to spend some time looking for what you need.
Address Via del Moro, 45
Hours Open daily from 11am to 7pm (8pm on Saturdays and Sundays)
Booktique offers both coffee table books (Taschen) and unique gifts by local artists in their adorable corner store just steps from the Panethon.
Address Via della Colonna Antonina, 41
Hours Open daily from 10am to 8pm
Chez Dede is not strictly a book store but the small room off the main entrance is a beautifully designed showroom for stunning Assouline books. Through these coffee table books you can discover the history of great fashion designers and architects, elegant photos of Rome and other great cities and even a book published by Assouline in collaboration with the stores owners – called Italian Chic. If you’re on the hunt for a gift for someone, there’s something for everyone at Chez Dede. Besides books, you can peruse bespoke bags and scarves, candles, home furnishings and knick knacks.
Address Via di Monserrato, 35
Hours Monday 3pm to 7:30pm; Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 7:30pm; Saturday 11am to 7:30pm (closed 1:30pm to 2:30pm for lunch); Closed Sundays
Mondadori and Feltrinelli Bookstores
If you’re looking for something more akin to a Barnes and Noble, you’ll find it either at Mondadori or Feltrinelli. Both are large bookstore chains that have everything from the latest releases to cookbooks, children’s activity books and travel guides.
Address Piazza Cola di Rienzo 81-83 (near the Vatican)
Feltrinelli International is an all-English Feltrinelli store that specializes not only in English fiction and non-fiction, but also features a large variety of language course books in the floor downstairs.
Address Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 84/86
Hours Open daily from 9am to 8pm, Sundays 10:30am to 1:30pm and 4pm to 8pm
Other Feltrinelli Stores
Address Largo Torre Argentina 5/A (near Largo Argentina)
Address Galleria Alberto Sordi, 33 (near Piazza Venezia)
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