Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dreaming of Venice

It’s a perfectly beautiful fall day in New York, but I’m dreaming of cold, damp Venice and a December visit to the Libreria Aqua Alta.

Located on the Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa in
the Castello district,  the store can be reached either on foot or by boat.
Alta Acqua Libreria translates to "High Water Bookstore."

Books are arranged on raised shelves, in tubs, and in
the gondola pictured, to avoid damage during flooding.

Tourists and Venetians browsing.

One of the resident cats.

A closer look--with the owner of the shop
in the background.
You can find out  a bit more about the store here and Michelle has posted a lovely story about one of the owner’s kittens who needed rescuing from a nearby building. I think it may be the same cat pictured above. More pretty pictures can be viewed at the store's facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. I must share this post with A, who loves Venice (and bookstores, of course).