The Merchant of Venice in April 2022 opened Studium, International and Olfactory Bookshop in San Marco Venice.

The historic Libreria Studium in San Marco, has been taken over by The Merchant of Venice and completely renovated after a reconcept and relaunch of the offer that strengthens its soul as an international bookshop and enriches it with a brand new olfactory bookshop designed.

 Studium is spread over two floors between the Basilica di San Marco and the famous Bridge of Sighs, in the heart of the most famous and monumental area of Venice.

It has a selection of over 10,000 titles with a particular focus on Venice and its history but also includes a wide selection of fiction and children's books, art catalogues and especially titles in English, French, German and Spanish, as well as a section dedicated to the imaginary traveller Corto Maltese drawn by the great Venetian master of comics Hugo Pratt. In addition, the Bookshop offers a line of high quality stationery exclusively developed for Studium and produced by Cartiera Artigianale Toscolano with themes related to Venice and in particular to the Marciana area.

On the second floor there is a lounge dedicated to Italian and international fiction, but above all a room dedicated to an unprecedented Perfume Bookshop with monographic texts on the subject but above all a large Perfume Organ with over 200 essences catalogued as if they were an ancient herbarium that are used for composition and olfactory training courses.

Marco Vidal, owner of Studium and The Merchant of Venice, says: The aim of the Studium bookshop is to promote culture in Venice and for the cultured traveller, who will find content, hospitality and stimulating interaction here through courses, reading groups, presentations and a competent and enthusiastic staff.

It is also a point of sale of the future, because it is experiential and not at all replaceable with online sales. It celebrates the book and also celebrates the study and study of perfumery that is our family brand.


Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10.00 am - 7.30 pm

Sunday: 11.00 am - 07.00 pm


S. Marco, 337, 30124 Venezia VE

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