The newest English-language bookshop to hit Rome has quickly become one of the best. The Otherwise Bookshop stocks fiction and non-fiction a minute’s walk from Piazza Navona.
The modern bookstore feels current and clutter-free. It is not huge, but there is plenty of room to browse without feeling cramped.
The Otherwise Bookshop manages to find a balance between best sellers, a good selection of books about Rome, and a sweet children’s section.
There are also more offbeat cultural books and a staff pick’s area that has some suggested titles for when you need a little inspiration.
The shop was created in partnership with the Altroquando Italian bookstore that is directly across the street.
While there are a few other international bookstores in Rome, The Otherwise Bookshop is quickly becoming one of my favorites for all of the reasons above. It is also the shop that actively hosts the most events and talks with authors.
Be sure to keep an eye on their events page for future readings and talks.
Via del Governo Vecchio, 80
Rome, Italy (Centro Storico)
Open 10:30 am until 11:30 pm (or later on Friday and Saturday)
Please note that this post includes an affiliate link in case you want to read the book before you come to Rome, but otherwise I highly suggest supporting this local independent bookstore!