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Books & Boats: La Liberia del Mare

June 21, 2012

A city known for its shopping, Milan has no shortage of places to help you shore up the Italian economy and spend your treasured euros.  One place that’s likely not on any lists is La Libreria del Mare, or for all those Max Fischers who didn’t save Latin, The Library of the Sea.

And just in case the name of this store still leaves you in question, they sell books.  Or in their own words, “The Library of the Sea is a shop specializing in general that will appeal to all lovers of the water and, in particular, of the sea.

Parked between the Brera and Centro neighborhoods, La Libreria del Mare is easily one of the best resources for any type of maritime related literature.  Celestial navigation, boat construction, marine dictionaries, vocabularies, marine law, fiction, medicine, what ever sea worthy topic you’re after, chances are it’s here.  And as I found out during my recent visit, if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the English selection and don’t speak Italian, such as myself, they’re happy to order any other translated title.

Visit La Liberia del Mare at Via Broletto, 28, 20121 Milano, Italy

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