The best bookshops in Florence with home delivery service
Reading is an essential good. Many independent booksellers launching free delivery service in Florence
Reading is an essential good and even in this period of the Red Zone no one can and must return to the pleasure of reading a good book.
For those who have to stay at home, many independent bookshops in Florence have organized themselves in a workmanlike manner, offering rich delivery services, also personalized.
It is called Todo Modo, "bookshop, coffee shop, wine shop", a real cult place in Florence that, since the first lockdown, has been organized with really unmissable proposals: a range of proposals, from "todomodiani" books, to wines selected by Davide and his "Davidoo", to precious second-hand books and real rarities in the stationery department. Click here and choose what you want directly at home.
It is called Bookdealer, the first platform for online sales from Tuscany, promoted by a network of over 300 small independent bookshops throughout Italy.
Among the participating independent bookstores are Tatatatà (Santa Maria 38r, 50125 Firenze), a place for meetings one by one, the book and its reader. In the heart of a magical Oltrarno, the magical bookshops simply select from the enormous sea of books published every year, and within everyone's reach with a click, readings that respond to a very personal vision of the world. 2 the delivery methods, directly from the site with delivery by bicycle throughout Florence or through bookdealer.
Inaugurated in 2000, with its varied assortment of Italian and foreign fiction, non-fiction, books for girls and boys, spirituality, Bible and theology, Judaism, inter-religious dialogue, the Libreria Claudiana in Florence is an expression of the historical Editrice Claudiana, founded by the Waldensian Church in 1855. There is no lack of art books on Florence and Tuscany. The selection of fiction in English, French and Spanish is the result of the personal research of the bookseller of authors who have not (or little) translated into Italy. At your place in 24 hours with bookdealer.
In Via degli Alfani we find the historical Libreria Alfani, with more than 50 years of activity. A real "old-fashioned" bookshop that welcomes customers with four central counters on which the new non-fiction, fiction, law and architecture are displayed. All the walls are covered with high cherry wood shelves full of books divided a bit by sector and a bit by "necklace". The bookcase was the set of the film "Weddings and other disasters" with Fabio Volo and Margherita Buy, in the film it is called "punto e a capo". Look for it on bookdealer.
"I wanted to create a place out of the daily frenzy, where you could stop and take care of yourself. People look in books for answers to real problems and this is exactly what we do at Piccola Farmacia Letteraria. We have identified 90 macro-categories and with the support of a team of psychologists we have chosen the most suitable titles for each category, so that everyone can find the book that is right for them". These are the words of Elena Molini, owner and founder of Piccola Farmacia Letteraria, a "curative" reading place in Via di Ripoli. 2 how to shop from home: directly on the bookshop eshop or on bookdealer.
But let's move on to the library, more precisely to the splendid La Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence, which from November 16th launched the great initiative "Librioteca" thanks to which it will be possible to pick up the books on loan from some independent bookshops in all the districts of the city of Florence. Here is the list of bookshops.
For those who can go out to go to the bookstore we remind you two big bookstores not to be missed in the city open at the usual times, even inside shopping centres: Libreria Giunti in via de' Guicciardini 51/53/55r and Feltrinelli RED in Piazza della Repubblica.