Gear: Bookmark Milan

Bookmark Milan

Afshin Behnia By Afshin Behnia
January 30, 2013
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Whenever I’m away from Milan too long, there are three places that I start to miss the most: the Madonnina for the best Milanese home cooking, all the bars on the Navigli canal, and of course, my favorite automobile bookstore ever, the Libreria dell’Automobile.  A car-lover’s paradise, Libreria dell’Automobile is run by a family of authentic gearheads. Originally founded by Giorgio Nada, today the store is run by his two sons Sergio and Stefano Nada.  If the name sounds familiar, it’s because they also founded and run the auto- and motorcycle-themed publishing house Giorgio Nada Editore, which has published some of the best books in the industry.

You’ll find titles in English, Italian, and German covering even the most obscure or forgotten marque or model.  Some rare and prized publications also fill the shelves, including a very rare factory yearbook published by Ferrari in 1961.

Though they ship internationally, and you can order everything online, I highly suggest you experience being there in person.  But bring a cart.  Chances are you’ll be walking back with a heavy load.

Libreria dell’Automobile  

Corso Venezia 45

Milan, Italy

+39.02.76.00.66.24

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Samir Shirazi
Samir Shirazi
1 year 7 months ago

I would like this place to stay for all my life in

Real collector
Real collector
3 years 7 months ago

Good bookshop. But now, i think the best bookshop in Italy is “Gilena”, in Brescia.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
3 years 10 months ago

What’s happened to the Rome Shop? I that still open? I’ve spent many happy hours there.

Use these shops it as much as you can. In London the motoring book shops have dwindled to almost nothing in the last few years.

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years 9 months ago

I believe they closed it. We all need to frequent these beautiful, enthusiast-run businesses as much as possible so they don’t become a thing of the past.

Paul Castle
Paul Castle
3 years 10 months ago

Shop looks awesome. Great to see some Veloce Publishing books in there!

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
3 years 10 months ago

I could (would) spend a lot of time in there.
I’d be that kid at closing time. Doh!

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia
3 years 10 months ago

It’s ADD central for me!

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman
3 years 10 months ago

what a fantastic bookshop.
in these digital times i still find reading physical books a much more enjoyable and relaxing experience.

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