We are very selective with what we recommend and are always careful to ensure that the right book reaches the right person.
Who we are
Ottimomassimo is a bookshop for children, boys and girls, managed by three booksellers, three partners, three friends, who have worked together for many years.
Our philosophy is that the reader is more important than the book; helping a reader find what they need to form their critical thinking is our mission.
We have to talk to him, discuss and convince his reference adults; for this reason we must read many books, know many stories, so that each one finds the right reader.
We read, recommend and work with books
We don't follow market trends and passions very much, nor do we care whether a book is brand new or old, or whether it says what the reader needs.
Nobody will convince us to sell what we don't like and if you come to the bookshop you will find out for yourself. The books we select have plenty of space and are easy to find even for less experienced readers.
Obviously we are always available to find any book you are looking for. Because we can learn from your choices, and because we want to make sure you always find what you want.
We like it:
Driving around in a van through the sunny streets of Italy to take books where they haven't gone before.
Open a library in a bookshop and lend books as well as sell them, go to Lampedusa to bring books to the border.
Using everything we know to invent readings and workshops.
Open the library to the creation of a community that reasons and elaborates thoughts on literature for boys and girls.
At work we love to bond with and support those who are kind, those who are true, those who work with all their energy to make the world a better place.
Stable LibraryWe are waiting for you! You can find us in Rome, in via Luciano Manara 16/17
or in the temporary store in via Rimini 9.
Enjoy the reading!
Ottimomassimo is an independent bookshop, it will always be more ecological,
sustainable and responsible. We have made and will certainly make many mistakes in the future too, we hope you still want to follow us and support us!
Do you need advice tailored to you? Ask us!
To do this best we need to know who you are and what you like. We will reply to you with a small tailor-made bibliography with suggestions for the readings or further information you need for the boys and girls you read with; it will be a bit like coming to the bookshop!