Taking 1,726 books to almost three kilometers of altitude is no small feat. Yet laFeltrinelli was able to complete this challenge a few days ago, opening the highest bookstore in Europe inside the Punta Helbronner/The Sky station – the third in the Skyway Monte Bianco cableway.
What a delightful surprise it is to arrive this far up and be able to leaf through some of the 376 titles on laFeltrinelli 3466’s shelves – including “The Eight Mountains” by Paolo Cognetti, “Il filo infinito” (The infinite thread) by Paolo Rumiz, “The Golden Cage” by Camilla Lackberg, “Tyll” by Daniel Kehlmann, and “Le cose che bruciano” (Things that burn) by Michele Serra.
Here, you’ll find pages that describe and celebrate mountains from various points of view – from that of poet and visual artist Nancy Campbell (with her “The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate”) to that of rock climber Alex Honnold (“Alone on the Wall”).
Enjoy a glimpse of this high-altitude bookstore in our gallery.
Punta Helbronner The Sky, accessible by taking the Skyway Montebianco cableway.
Opening hours: June, July and August for the summer season, from Monday to Sundays from 9.30am to 5.30pm.