Friday, February 6, 2015

Belforte

Belforte bookstore, Via della Madonna, Livorno
Four years ago the locally renowned “Belforte” bookstore moved from its historic premises in Via Grande to a nearby location in Via della Madonna. It didn't last, and the shop has moved again to a place in Via Roma, slightly outside the city center. The owner wrote on the shutters:

“Mi sono trasferito in via Roma 69, vi porto tutti nel cuore”
(I have moved to via Roma 69, I carry all of you in my heart)

“No Wi-Fi zone, parlate tra voi, che le parole sono importanti!”
(No Wi-Fi zone, talk to each other, because words are important)

See also: Belforte Bookstore - Pedestrian Zone

20 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

The owner has a pretty cool personality. :)

Revrunner said...

I agree, words are important.

Michelle said...

Yes, words are important.

Jack said...

Talk to people? No wifi? How novel!

Luis Gomez said...

I like him!

Lois said...

I like that last sentence!

Randy said...

I agree with Jack. I like the book shelf.

William Kendall said...

He's right, of course.

Karl Demetz said...

Yes, he is right, sad that something like this must be said...

Dina said...

Nice that he can wear his heart on his sleeve. Or literally, on his shutters.

Stefan Jansson said...

I talk to people using Wi-Fi every day. But I have to confess to having a bit of a problem finishing the book I am currently reading.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that words are important. ;)

Lowell said...

Well, I'm glad the store is still in business...too many of these small shops have gone under! Love the two messages! Especially the 2nd one. Reminds me of a scene in Two and a Half Men where Jake and his girlfriend sit on a couch working the cell phones. Charlie asks what they're doing, and Jake says "We're talking to each other." :)

Halcyon said...

I like his message. Hope he does not go out of business altogether. Bring back the bookstores!

Babzy said...

Nice message ! :)

RedPat said...

Wonderful message!

cieldequimper said...

Love the middle shutter, love the messages and I hope this time he stays put!

Birdman said...

Pretty frustrating to someone in the book selling market. It might be his last move. Hope not. Books have life blood.

Gunn said...

I like the message and the front of his bookshop.
I hope he will do well at the new place.

orvokki said...

Like this, both the photo and the messages. The owner is a great person.