Where? Torino, Italy
Recommended by: Cristina Cona
Sadly, however, anybody who had the privilege to visit the (truly outstanding) English-language section of the old Hellas bookshop can’t help feeling disappointed at the range and quality of its successor in Libreria Luxemburg. The upstairs rooms where the foreign section is to be found contain fiction and non-fiction in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish), plus language courses and dictionaries covering a number of other languages as well. The choice of English fiction is reasonably good (by this I mean that if you walk in looking for a decent novel to read, you’ll have no problem finding something adequate), but the non-fiction shelf is not very well stocked; as well as that, when I visited the shop the books were presented in no discernible order, neither alphabetical nor subject-based. True, there were so few of them, that I reckoned it wouldn’t exactly take the customer hours to check all the titles.
Downstairs, English-speaking visitors will find a few interesting books in the “Judaica” and travel sections, as well as a good choice of magazines, not only in English, but in French, Spanish and German as well."
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