Where? Rome, Italy
Visited: February, 2010
We have to say that the new location is a perfect match for this bookshop. Almost Corner Bookshop has the atmosphere of a typical small independent bookshop run by a devoted owner somewhere in the UK - however, this specific corner can be found in Rome. Founded by Claire Hammond, Almost Corner was bought by Dermot O'Connel, an expat from Kilkenny Ireland, in 2002. The store had been around for many years, threading its path to become one of the most known English language bookstores in Rome and a frequented spot for the expat population of the city. Mr. O'Connel is also praised for knowing so much about his stock and maintaining a friendly relationship with his customers.
Almost Corner Bookshop is located in the vivid neighborhood of Trastevere and it stocks thousands of carefully selected titles, although the whole stock consists of solely new books - mostly fiction, together with a decent non-fiction stock from architecture, history, biographies, etc. This bookstore is a great source of 'a bit of home' for the ex-patriots living in Italy, while at the same time, it is also very useful for those studying or learning English.
Unfortunately, Almost Corner does not have its own website. We were, however, able to find it on Facebook. Feel free to 'Like' them. Furthermore, you can check out this interesting BBC cover story of the bookstore.
Almost Corner Bookshop
45 Via del Moro
Website: Almost Corner FB page
+39 06 583 6942
Mon - Sat 10-13:30 and 15:30-20
Sun 11-13:30 and 15:30-20
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