Monday, June 21, 2010

Libreria Edison

Libreria Edison, LivornoWhen I was younger the “Teatro Lazzeri”, a movie theater, hadn't a very nice reputation and was quite seedy and already run-down. It has been closed and abandoned for years when finally reopened as “Edison Bookstore”.Libreria Edison, LivornoThe street level hall is roomy and spectacular, surrounded by a gallery with a cafe.Libreria Edison, LivornoThe basement gets even some natural light from above.Libreria Edison, LivornoThe “libreria” is open 9-24 on weekdays, 10-24 on Sundays.Libreria Edison, Livorno The bookstore opened in December 2008 and is a welcome ray of light in an area almost deserted at night.

See also: Edison Bookstore Livorno (in Italian)

22 comments:

Ilse said...

I love bookstores. This one is amazing.

Rambling Round said...

What an attractive bookstore!

Luis Gomez said...

What a wonderful place. Excellent images from inside.

brattcat said...

What a fabulous repurposing of space. I hope the effort put into revitalizing this place spreads out across the neighborhood.

Kate said...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle seems to be an art in some areas, such as this bookstore which is now using beautifully a once unattractive space. It is so well-stocked! And, it looks like there are a number of tables and chairs. When provided, a bookstore is nirvana.

Dina said...

Glad the place has come back to a better life.
Must be a great place to spend half the night.

cieldequimper said...

Don't let me loose in there. I'd spend the day there and end up with a huge credit card bill of books that for the most part, I wouldn't be able to read!!!

joo said...

It's a place for me - I would spend hours there:)

Hilda said...

What a great revitalization project! I love bookstores and this is gorgeous. If the books weren't mostly in Italian, I can spend hours in here. With breaks at the wonderful galleria-cafe. I like the delicate hanging lights too. I've never seen anything like it yet.

Boom Nisanart said...

I love the ray of light...look lovely & welcome !!!

B SQUARED said...

I never stop in a bookstore. It is usually a half-day affair.

Birdman said...

Wow! What a rebirth! Your photos capture a bookstore that beckons you.

Small City Scenes said...

I could stay all day in a bookstore or library. this one is great. I love the use of the balcony. Do you see me there with my stack of books? MB

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the atmosphere of those bookstores, this one is modern and elegant.I would love to visit and shop there!
Léia

Kaori said...

Is that a chandelier in the bookstore? I absolutely love this bookstore! Many people must enjoy their time there :D

Lois said...

Wow this place is huge!

Gunn said...

This looks very nice and with lots of "air and light".
I work part time in a bookshop, and can spend quite a bit of time also looking around..... when I am outside Stavanger.
Thanks for your update/your comment today on my posting. If you take a look at this http://www.baroniet.no/en/index.php
I think this might be where the yacht is.
I will look out for "her" if she will arrive here.
Have a nice evening!

Jacob said...

I like this very much! Much better than a theater! I could spend hours (days?) wandering through that store!

Nice indoor photography! Sparkling!

JM said...

Great reuse of the building! It looks fantastic now. Wonderful shots, VP!

Per Stromsjo said...

Such a come-back. From forgotten cinema to an inviting bookstore. There's hope!

Gunn said...

The latest update.... http://www.aftenbladet.no/lokalt/sandnes/1223125/Superyacht_paa_Bersagel-visitt.html

So now we know. Good Night from Stavanger.

tapirgal said...

I don't know if I've ever seen a movie theatre turned into something else. It would double the fun of the bookstore. How delightful to browse and prowl.