Your go-to for English
books in Florence
Why locals love it
The Paperback Exchange is a favorite shop among expats and internationally minded Italians who like to read in English. They regularly host events and book signings with big authors, including plenty of people who have fallen in love with the Italian lifestyle and written about their experiences in the "Bel Paese."
Why you should visit it
There's a large selection of both new and used books. Find a novel to read on your flight home or a great Florence-themed gift for a friend. They have a large "Italy interest" section where you'll find plenty of delightful reads on local lore, the making of modern Italy, Florentine art history, Italian language learning and more.