The first Mondadori Bookstore of the Vatican City will open its doors to the public on Monday, April 17.
Developed over a surface of 150 square meters, the new Bookstore is located inside the very new shopping centre, Caput Mundi Mall, located in the heart of Rome, in a strategic position on the Janiculum, just a few steps from St. Peter’s Basilica and surrounded by the most renowned artistic classics.
“We’re proud to have brought our literary and entertainment offer for the first time to a place filled with so much culture and history as the Vatican City,” stated Carmine Perna, CEO of Mondadori Retail. “This new bookstore is intended to help us meet the specific needs of an extraordinary area, further increasing the number of stores we manage directly and creating new points of contact with our readers, while also taking the strong affluence of international tourists into account,” concludes Perna.
In the innovative shopping centre, the new Mondadori Bookstore was conceived with a one-of-a-kind layout, including a special travel section, to become a point of reference for the residents of the surrounding districts as well as for all tourists or travel lovers.
A team of five expert Mondadori Store booksellers will welcome the public 7 days a week with an extensive range of international books, especially in English and Spanish, and an area dedicated to books on tourism in foreign languages. Classic sections devoted to fiction, non-fiction and more, in addition to the We are Junior area – dedicated to young readers – have also been prepared with a wide range of illustrated books and educational games aimed at stimulating the fantasy of the smallest. The bookstore will always keep more than 10.000 titles available, in addition to stationery products, gadgets, souvenirs of Rome, gift boxes and gift cards.
The Mondadori Bookstore of the Caput Mundi Mall is also at the service of readers online: customers will be able to contact the bookstore and stay updated on all the initiates and events in progress through our Facebook and Instagram pages. They will also be able to use the digital services of Mondadoribookstore.it to check the availability of a book, order it and pick it up in the store, by choosing from a catalogue of over 1 million titles.