La Villa has a delightful new addition to the shopping scene. Shelley House is an art gallery and book shop. It packs a lot into a tiny space.
They stock a good range of fiction, poetry, Italian Art, Opera, Italian recipe books, local history…in several languages. There are also books about Shelley, Keats and English poets who visited Bagni di Lucca.
Shelley House is a special place where you can find and buy works of art by painters and sculptors. If you are an artist they can organise and exhibition for you.
Meet Luca Guidi and Rebecca Palagi…drop in to say hello.
Shelley House is at number 78 Via Umberto I. It is open Thursday to Saturday 9.30 am until 6.00pm.
It’s Rebecca Palagi. They are also writers, actors and publishers. We hope you’ve bought a copy of our new book Septet, which their cinque marzo publishing house has recently issued! Luca and Rebecca also run the viareggio and bagni di Lucca Shelley festival
Thank you for that, I couldn’t read his writing, now corrected. I didn’t see your book but I will go back.
Best of luck to them!
I hope they do very well.
What a lovely place and how nice that they also stock books in other languages.
It is a very cute little shop. I hope it is very successful.
It’s such a great thing that Bagni di Lucca has a proper bookstore!! 🙂 I wish them in bocca a lupo!
It is great…tell everyone you know.
I am going to check this place someday when I visit Bagni di Lucca!
I hope you visit one day soon.
That’s great news. A book shop was badly needed. Look forward to visiting.
Especially one as nice as this.
Excelente news! This is the type of initiatives that Bagni di Lucca needs, And the Shelley Festival events are a great addition to the cultural offer. I wish Luca and Rebecca lots of success.
It is great to see new ventures in Bagni di Lucca.
Good on them, I hope they do well. I think it is a great idea, especially with so many ex pats living in the area.
How exciting!!!! I’m a huge fan of the English Romantic poets and had imagined their visits to Bagni do Lucca but did not know exactly where they lived. I hope the bookshop will still be there at my next visit! I saw the Shelly House next to the Spanish Steps in Romeand the bedroom where Keats took his last breath. It was like visiting another era, the ghosts of the past. An unique moment for me.
I bought a gorgeous cookbook here. It has beautiful photographs, and the recipes are in English and Italian. It’s a great little store.