Florence Guide School Essentials

English Bookshops in Florence

English Books in Florence Italy

Paperback Exchange

Since 1979 Paperback Exchange has become one of the most important independent English-language bookshops in Italy. With its ‘Bestsellers’ and ‘Out now’ shelves constantly being updated and a never ending flow of used books coming in, you are bound to find something that grabs your attention. Neighboring with the Duomo, this is the perfect place for study abroad students to stop by and grab textbooks with help from the attentive Anglo-American staff. They welcome trade-ins as well!

Open hours:
Weekdays from 9:00am to 7:30pm
Saturdays from 10:30am to 7:30pm

Come Find us!
Via delle Oche, 4R, Florence 50123
Tel: +39055 293460
Website: www.papex.it
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PAPERBACK-EXCHANGE

IBS Bookshop

A much larger Bookshop offering not only books but DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records as well. There is also the possibility of ordering your book online if it is not available and going to pick it up at the store at a later date. They often host book presentations and events on the ground floor.

Open hours:
Monday through Saturdays from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sundays from 10:30am to 8:00pm

Come Find Us!

Via de’ Cerretani, 16R, Florence 50123
Tel: +39 055 287339
Website: www.ibs.it
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBS.it.Firenze


Featuring 3 floors filled with books you are likely to find what you are looking for, however if not they will happily order for you and you can go back to retrieve your book. You will find the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. With the store being fully furnished it is an ideal spot to sit down, relax, and open up a book.

Open hours:
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturdays from 9:00am to 10:00pm
Sundays from 9:00am to 9:00pm

Come find us!
Via de’ Cerretani, 40, Florence 50123
Tel: +39 199 151173
Website: www.lafeltrinelli.it
Facebook: www.facebook.com/laFeltrinelli.it

laFeltrinelli RED

The perfect place for a study abroad student to get some work done with its convenient location and delicious coffee and food available to order. This bookshop has a very relaxed environment and the staff are always willing to help with whatever you may need. Always very well supplied it is unlikely you won’t be able to find the titles you are seeking.

Open hours:
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00am
Sunday from 9:00am to 9:00pm

Come find us!
Piazza della Repubblica, 26/27/28/29, Florence 50123
Tel: +39 199 151 173
Website: www.lafeltrinelli.it
Facebook: www.facebook.com/REDFeltrinelli

Jane Dupuis
I am currently a Junior studying abroad in Florence for the fall of 2018 and interning at Campus Florence. I attend Fairfield University and am studying communication and marketing. I absolutely love everything about the city of Florence and making the most out of my abroad experience!

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