^entrance, cat cradle on the side

Found the most beautiful bookshop in the world while strolling in Venice and really loved it. The bookstore called Libreria Acqua Alta is so unique – books and gondolas and bathtubs? Why not! The idea is so that when the water rises (high tide = Acqua alta in Italian), the books won’t get wet.

Gondola book pile

The book shop is also home to some bookish cats, visitors could pet and take photos of…or with. At some spots, they aren’t easily visible, sleeping in their baskets, you’d only notice them if they purr.

read: cat’s overhead
to the canal
Italian charm


Cautious as the owners were, some books weren’t able to make it…they are then taken at the back of the bookstore, a charming corner where they are all piled up…you can go up on these piles and see what’s beyond the bookshop….just follow the books. I’ts always a good advice to take.

Follow the books