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Almost Corner Bookshop

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This Trastevere bookstore is a well-loved meeting point for English-speaking residents and visitors to this lively neighborhood. Owner Dermot O'Connell, from Kilkenny, Ireland, stocks an inviting selection ranging from translated Italian classics to the latest bestsellers. With a reputation for being able to find anything a customer requests, the small shop is a good place to special order books, and it has a wonderful selection of obscura if you've got the time to poke around. In December 2012, Mr. O'Connell opened a second store near Campo dei Fiori (at Via di Monserrato 49) serving English book-seekers on both sides of the Tiber.

Updated: 02-23-2013

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    Dermot, and Anita, are well informed and very helpful. Every visit to Rome has to include a stop at this small bookstore where I inevitably leave with more books to pack going home than I arrived with.
    We were in a local Borders, $100 gift cert in hand, and gave up trying to spend it.
    I commented to my husband, "This huge store has such a paltry inventory and look at our Almost Corner bookshop, so small and so filled with great books".

    by iluvitaly, 1/12/10

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