Via Ricasoli 49-103R
Firenze, Italy 50122
Libreria AbeBooks da: 1 ottobre 2009
It is one of the most ancient florentine bookshop. It was set up by Oreste Gozzini in 1850, initially in Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). In 1887 it had a branch in Rome, 44, Sant'Ignazio street (via Sant'Ignazio). Thereafter, following several relocations, in 1959 it finally resettled in via Ricasoli, in front of the Gallery of the David of Michelangelo. The present furnishing are those of 1959 and were realized at the time of transfer in the actual premises. The bookshop occupies three floors. t consists of 23 rooms, some of which have vaulted celings, arranged on three floors, surrounding a large garden. It hosts more than 150.000 volumes of value (over 2 km of books), ranging from XVth century works, up to XIXth century and contemporary literature. Going through the rooms is like traveling through time. The bookshelves are crammed with thousands of tomes, each with its multicoloured title printed on the rib. The great works, whether they be poems, romances, or artistic books of the Italian as well as of foreign literature, can be found next to treaties of Geography, Chemistry, manuals, essays, Architecture, Music, Science, Poetry, or whatelse can attract the attention of researchers, enquiring bibliophiles or just book-lovers.