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Welcome to Paperback Exchange!

Paperback Exchange has been part of the tapestry of Florentine life since 1979.

What was a small family business has flourished and through the years has gained a reputation as one of the most important independent English-language bookshops in Italy.

There's a wonderfully welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and our friendly Anglo-American staff are always ready to help you or make suggestions.

The shelves are organised by subject with both new and second-hand titles.

A quiet haven in the centre of Florence, the bookstore is just a stone's throw from the Duomo and is a place where you can exchange not only books but ideas, experiences and laughs.

Come along and browse!







  • Competitive prices.
  • Extensive selection of english books in all subjects, special attention to Art and Italian Interest titles.
  • Bestseller & Out Now shelves constantly updated.
  • Hundreds of new paperback and hardback titles ordered each month.
  • Continuous flow of used books.
  • Trade-ins welcome!
  • Speed in importing from the UK/US, usually 3/5 working days.
  • Expert textbook supplier for university study abroad programs in Italy.


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9.00 to 7.30 pm


10.30 to 7.30 pm.

Sunday: closed


Via delle Oche, 4R - Florence, Italy
P. IVA (VAT): IT 05926760488

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