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.|
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.