Giufà Libreria cafè
In one of the most characteristic and lively areas of Rome - San Lorenzo - there is the Libreria Cafè Giufà: a colorful and lively space, a place where you can enjoy a good coffee, leafing through books, illustrated books and fantastic graphic novels.
The Giufà bookshop was established in June 2005 with the aim of creating an independent space to promote reading and experiment with new forms of civil and participatory coexistence. And the choice of the name is based precisely on this intent.
Who is Giufà? Giufà is the clever fool of the Mediterranean tradition, victim of the demon of literality, is a comic figure known in many countries, sometimes called Giucà, is a literary character of the popular oral tradition of Sicily and Judeo-Spanish. In his adventures he often gets into trouble, but he almost always manages to get away with it, despite himself. He lives for the day, without paying too much attention to an external world that seems always on the verge of collapsing on him, in the dream of being able to communicate in many ways with whomever he meets. Here then he also becomes a symbol, a bridge between different cultures, between written and oral tradition, between writers and readers.
The bookshop pays special attention to small publishing realities, to independent cultural projects, to critical consumption issues and to any form of action capable of generating social solidarity, without forgetting the contemporary narrative, both international and national, the illustrated books and the graphic novel and, in fact, illustration plays a very important role. The bookshop organizes cultural events: from reading to presentations.
We point out two special initiatives: the literary table football tournament and the social table. The table football tournament takes place during the summer months and includes teams with literary names and book prizes. The social table is a large table with plugs to attack any PC, offers the opportunity to work and study using wifi connection.
Ph: +39 06 44361406