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September 10, 2015

New Oltrarno bookstore to open

Continuing the trend, another independent bookstore is coming to Florence. The store, Clichy, is joining the literary scene in the Oltrarno, at via Maggio 13r. With a public opening scheduled for September 12 at 5.30, the new shop will sell works published by Edizioni Clichy, an independent publishing house in Florence that specializes in French, […]
June 25, 2015

Bookshop cafes in Florence

Lingering over a book and a cup of coffee, and maybe even a conversation, is a pleasure shared by many. Around the world, making it possible for customers to browse and sip has proven a solid business model, as evident in the increase in bookstores that include cafés,
April 3, 2014

Bran and books

As a linguist and bibliophile, a visit to Accademia della Crusca is for me akin to a trip to the Uffizi for art lovers. Established between 1582 and 1583, the Crusca is the world’s leading authority and research centre on Italian language. I was honoured to speak with
November 7, 2013

Books galore!

In 1998, a storage space was set up in Galluzzo when one of Florence’s libraries was moved from piazza Elia della Costa to Villa Bandini. In time, public interest turned the storage into a local ‘reading room.’ Then local residents saw the possibility of turning it
February 28, 2013

Another bookstore bites the dust

In business only three and a half years, the Libreria de’ Servi will close in May. The fallout: three employees will be made redundant, a wealth of books will be discounted for sale and one of the most historic streets in the centre of Florence will have lost a
October 11, 2012

Bye bye bookshop

As the recession takes its toll on Florence's city centre, the Edison bookstore in piazza della Repubblica recently announced its closure. While there has been no official information about what will become of the Edison site, whether commercial or cultural, it has been confirmed that in early 2013, Eataly,
February 16, 2012

Old books go digital

A collection of priceless volumes will live in the virtual world thanks to researchers from the Instituto Tecip (‘Technology of Communication, Information and Perception') of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa.   Part of the Mubil Project, perceptual robotics researchers from the Instituto Tecip, in particular those at
January 19, 2012

BM bookshop saved!

‘When I read in the pages of The Florentine about the possible closure of BM Bookshop if a buyer could not be found, I contacted the owners’ agent and within days we had struck a deal. It all happened quite fast,’ says John Werich, 26, the new owner of Florence’s oldest English-language bookshop.   When […]
November 10, 2011

Bookstore in search of a buyer

‘I can’t believe it; it is the end of an institution,’ said Tom Bauch, when he heard the news that Florence’s first English-language book store, BM Bookshop, would close its doors on December 31 unless a buyer is found. A resident of San Francisco who, with his wife, spends about one month a year in […]
October 21, 2010

Festival Creativita’/ deGustiBooks

The program is finally set, and the event is finally here, so hit the town for Festival della Creatività.   deGustiBooks is planning a series of events that meld the creative, literary and downright tasty: from, don't miss a series of artisanal food and wine tastings, food shows,