5 unusual bookstores Rome

GIUFÀ LIBRERIA CAFFÈ

Via degli Aurunci 38
Centre East
+39 (0)6 4436 1406
www.libreriagiufa.it

A funky bookshop/cafe coop, where you can enjoy a creative panino, while reading Vonnegut. This shop is a hub for the alternative intellectual crowd in the hip San Lorenzo neighbourhood, thanks in part to hosting ongoing events, such as author talks and readings.

LIBRERIA ‘900 DI CARTA

Via Acqui 9-B
Centre East
+39 (0)6 701 0558
www.900dicarta.com

Libreria ‘900 di Carta focuses on Italian and international literature and poetry of the 20th century, with a special section devoted to magazines and periodicals. Authors you’ll find are Carlo Emilio Gadda, Cesare Pavese, Luciano Bianciardi, George Orwell, Federico Fellini, Francesco de Gregori, not to mention the more obscure.

LIBRERIA DEL VIAGGIATORE

Via del Pellegrino 165
Centre West
+39 (0)6 8350 3490

A welcoming, charming place for anyone who loves to travel, this bookshops specialises in travel literature (in different languages), and anything that somehow relates with exploring the world, like maps, photo books, and atlases.

IL MUSEO DEL LOUVRE

Via della Reginella 8-A
Centre West
+39 (0)6 6880 7725
ilmuseodellouvre.com

A mix between a bookshop, an art gallery, and a wunderkammer, the Museo del Louvre is divided in two contiguous spaces: one for the antiques and collectible books, ex-libris, art catalogues, and postcards all dedicated to the historic avantguards of the 20th century, the other for photos. The archive comprises more than 140.000 prints, most of which are vintage.

LIBRERIA FAHRENHEIT 451

Piazza Campo de’ Fiori 44
Centre West
+39 (0)6 687 5930
libreriafahrenheit451.wordpress.com

There are still some gems left in the touristy Campo de’ Fiori. Libreria Fahrenheit 451 is one of them. Store owners are particularly proud of their books on photography and their rare books, which include a signed edition of Fahrenheit 451 dedicated to one of them, alongside other editions of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian masterpiece.

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