Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Favorite Bookshop

Nook of Naples:  Life just isn't complete without a Saturday morning spent lingering inside a small business owned bookshop.  Across from the excavated Greek foundations of Naples, Colonnese offers a wonderful range of antiquarian books, posters, and photographs.  They focus mainly on selling Italian language books about Neapolitan history, food, and culture.  Some Italian titles I've enjoyed, include:  The Naples Underground: ventures through the mysteries of the parallel city, Fantastic Voyage (about the scientific inventions of alchemist and mason Raimondo di Sangro), and Comme te l'agia dicere?: the art of gesturing in Naples (replete with copious pictures). 

Colonnese is about a block away from Piazza Dante -- the square where book dealers abound, selling both used and new titles.

Here's a little visual tour of the area:

Piazza Dante

Book dealers

The excavated Greek foundations in the heart of downtown Naples

Artwork inside the Piazza Dante metro station

1 comment:

LindyLouMac said...

I cannot resist bookshops and rarely pass by one without popping in!