Shortly before the beginning of the pandemic, in a small village of less than two hundred souls about thirty kilometres from Lucca, a person decided to realise his little big dream. The place is called Lucignana and the person is the poetess (with a solid past in publishing) Alba Donati, who gave the realised dream the name ‘Libreria sopra la penna’.
A microscopic independent bookshop lost in the Tuscan hills. An outpost of literary resistance. A treasure chest to be discovered. A place where lives and stories intersect every day, helping to weave a precious network of relationships, experiences and readings.
Already sold in ten countries. The literary case of the last Frankfurt Fair. The ‘Bookshop on the Hill’.
A magical book about a magical place, which really exists. A microscopic bookshop in a remote village in the Tuscan hills, but as portentous as a treasure box. From children rushing in to literary jams, from Emily Dickinson to Pia Pera, the days in the Libreria Sopra la Penna are full of warmth, lives and stories, threads of words that bind forever: a room full of books is infinity at your fingertips.