First, why did I not know today is a big holiday in Rome? It's St. Peter's Day. I walked all the way to the Prati market and was surprised to find it closed. I noticed there were no people on the street and many stores were closed. Of course Prati is much quieter than the Center but I was puzzled.
Later talking to a friend she told me everyone is pretty much at the beach. Okay that is why I only see tourists out and about.
Anyway, The Lion Bookshop is one of the best bookstores in Rome for English language books. They will also order books for you (with a deposit). Well stocked and friendly this is one place I must avoid. Last time I was there I saw at least twenty books I wanted. As expats know, English language books are not cheap overseas.
The store has been in Rome for over 50 years and is the oldest English language bookstore in Italy. They have over 30,000 titles.
If you are visiting Italy they also have a well stocked guidebooks section. Their children's section is one of the best in town.
The store is off Via del Corso, just south of Piazza del Popolo. During the summer they are closed on Sundays.
Via dei Greci, 33/36
00187 - Roma