LIBRERIA ACQUA ALTA – Flooded Bookstore in Venice
During abundant tides that occur in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is immersed on the water even more than usual.
These floods can last from 3 to 5 hours every day. This time, the floor of many restaurants and other institutions on the first floors floods water.
Bookstores especially suffer from these floods. A small book shop "Libraria Acqua Alta" did not exception, but her owner came up with how to protect books from water.
In the literal translation of LiBraria Acqua Alta, means "High water library". Her owner came up with post books in the bath and old gondolas, so that during the tides his goods remained dry.
The bookstore was founded by the Italian Luigi Frizzo in 2004 and since then has become a unique attraction among the Venetians and tourists of this amazing city.
The bookstore boasts not only a large selection of books, both new and bucks, but also a unique atmosphere.
Old encyclopedias and other thick volumes of books that no one buys, turned into furniture and decor. And next to the store, there is a staircase created from large stack of books, once flooded with flooding.
One of the famous store features, except Gondola and Bath, is a fire exit that goes straight into the canal.
If you want to visit the Libraria Acqua Alta shop, then go to the address: Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa 5176 / B in Castello.