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English Bookshops In Rome

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November 20, 2009 Shops No Comments

There are a number of bookstores in Rome selling English books.

Some are large and modern, located in contemporary palazzi, with elevators and computer-clad information desks, making you feel as though you really are living in the 21st century. Others are tiny, occupying unlikely spaces in medieval buildings, perhaps with completely illogical layouts, or even with irregularly formed walls. Nevertheless, they are filled to the ceiling with books, thus conveying a thrilling sense of discovery and of carrying their visitors across time to days far gone.

Below is an (incomplete) list of the most important English bookstores, old and new. Please note that all information posted here is indicative, and that it was true to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting. For opening hours and all specific information, it is best to contact the bookshop directly.

Our Favourites:

Almost Corner Bookshop: This English bookshop is located in Trastevere and has a wide range of guidebooks for Rome and beyond. A great variety of literature is also available. Open daily from 10:00-13:30 and 15:30-20:00.
Address: Via del Moro 45 (View Map)
Tel: 06 5836942

Bibli: In the heart of Trastevere, although a limited selection of English books it is a great bookshop. It is also an Internet cafe. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00-24:00 and Mondays from 17:30-24:00.
Address: Via dei Fienaroli 28 (View Map)
Tel: 06 5814534

Feltrinelli International: Books in English, Spanish, French and German. They also carry dictionaries and reference books for many languages. Open Monday to Saturday from 09:00-20:00 and Sunday from 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:30.
Address: Via Orlando 84 (View Map)
Tel: 06 4827878

Libreria del Viaggiatore: Wide range of tourist guides and maps, as well as literature and philosophy. Open Monday from 16:00-20:00 and Tueday to Saturday from 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00.
Address: Via del Pellegrino 78 (View Map)
Tel: 06 68801048

The Lion Bookshop: The oldest English bookshop in Italy. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-19:30 and Mondays from 15:30-19:30.
Address: Via dei Greci, 33-36 (View Map)
Tel: 06 32654007 / 06 32650437

More bookshops with English book selections:

Feltrinelli Libri: Via del Babuino 39/40. Tel: 06 360 01842
Feltrinelli Libri e Musica
: Viale Giulio Cesare 88. Tel: 06 377 2411
Herder International Book Center
: Piazza Montecitorio 117-120. Tel: 06 6794628 / 06 6795304
Il Mare
: Via di Ripetta 239. Tel: 06 3612155 / 06 3612091
Libreria del Corso
: Via del Corso. Tel: 06 69941554
Libreria Godel
: Via Poli 46. Tel: 06 6798716
Libreria Internazionale Gremese
: Via Cola di Rienzo 136. Tel: 06 3235367
Libreria Internazionale San Paolo
: Via Conciliazione 16-20. Tel: 06 6864872
Libreria IV Fontane
: Via Quattro Fontane 20a. Tel: 06 4817940
Libreria Marco Polo
: Via del Seminario 103. Tel: 06 6785764
Libreria Mondadori
: Piazza Cola di Rienzo 81. Tel: 06 3220188
Libreria Orientalia
: Via Principe Umberto 75. Tel: 06 4464956
Libreria Rizzoli
: Largo Chigi 15. Tel: 06 6796641
Messaggerie Musicali
: Via Del Corso 472. Tel: 06 684 401
Mel Bookstore
: Via Nazionale 254-255. Tel: 06 4885405
: Via del Corso 506. Tel: 06 361 2370
The Cinema Book Shop & Cafe
: Via dei Fienaroli 31. Tel: 06 5817724
Vatican Bookshop
: Piazza S. Pietro, Vatican City (RM). Tel: 06 69883345
: Termini Station. Tel: 06 482 8422
Daseia Music Bookshop
: Via di San Francesco a Ripa 60. Tel: 06 454 22111
Anglo American Book Co
: Via della Vite 27. Tel: 06 6795222

Source: rome.angloinfo.com

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