Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice
Store manager Gianni Coppola opened Libreria Acqua Alta with owner Luigi Frizzo ten years ago. The shop oozes Venetian character and authenticity, with stacks of books piled in every nook and cranny. Being Venice, the store floods regularly, but the books are protected by storing them in various boats and bath tubs, including a full sized gondola. It’s these quirky details that the bookshop is known for.