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Stories from behind the pages

One book, thousands of stories: behind every book there is always a story, and every story is important to someone. Listen to how some of the publishing projects and books in the bookshop came about.

Paper lover For your eyes

Damocle Edizioni

Book making

Handmade art booksDamocle Edizioni is a small independent publishing company specialising in the publication of handmade art books printed with movable type. It also publishes translations of bilingual editions of books by international writers and artists (Ai Weiwei, Yang Lian, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg). The Damocle Edizioni bookshop, which is located in the San Polo district in the historic centre of Venice, has become a meeting point for writers, artists and readers from all over the world.

Audio guide

Audio guide

A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.


Where you'll be

Address San Polo 1311, Calle del Perdon,
30125, Venice

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Things to know

  •   Guest requirements

    Please stay informed about the latest Covid safety requirements in Venice and comply with any requests from the venues you visit, to ensure the safety of yourself and the participating artisans.

  •   When to arrive

    Make sure you arrive on time at each venue (although no more than ten minutes early), to make the most of your experience and the artisan’s time. Please call the venue ahead of time if you are likely to be late.

  •   Cancellation policy

    Please let us know if you wish to cancel your booking so that we may offer the opportunity to another visitor. Cancel or rebook directly on your account or via your confirmation or reminder email. If cancelling on the day of your event, kindly inform the venue by telephone.