about us!

The little reader is a unique, independent bookshop for children in central Rome!

In addition to an excellent selection of books in Italian and English for babies to teens, the shop has a cafe’ serving baked treats inspired by children’s books (our Bruce Bogtrotter chocolate cake is scrumdiddlyumptious!)

We host regular events such as storytime in both English and Italian, bookclubs for older children, comic courses and lots more! We also organise literary events at schools, for example, bookfairs and author events. See our events pages for more information!

Other services:
The little reader loyalty card;
Personalised gift boxes of books for all ages and interests;
Special orders;
The little reader gift vouchers.

Come and visit us!