Todo Modo, the multidisciplinary bookstore of Florence

Todo Modo, the multidisciplinary bookstore of Florence

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For those who like to read, there are many types of establishments dedicated to book lovers: the traditional bookstores, the hypermarkets of books, and the contemporary multipurpose bookstores. This last type generally consists of a fusion of bookstore-café-restaurant-exhibition space-theater-concert hall in the same place. Perhaps using this multidisciplinary concept there is less risk that the business fails … Todo Modo is a Florentine independent bookstore with a selection of more than 15,000 books for sale, but it is also a café, a restaurant, and a show room, and a concert hall.

At the Uqbar wine shop and café (the name honors a story by Borges), Davide, the winemaker, and Hiroko, the chef, receive the guests cordially. Every day, Davide proposes different wines in combination with the dishes prepared by Hiroko for which he uses “kilometer zero” proximity ingredients. At the Uqbar entrance, there are newspapers, magazines, and free wifi.

The theater is actually a large reading room which is used both as a bistro and as a place for meetings, shows, screenings, concerts, workshops, and seminars. The furniture made of wood is aseptic and minimalistic. A glass of wine costs six euros. There are few dishes on the menu, although they are genuine and based on Florentine seasonal cuisine. The atmosphere in this hybrid room is always relaxed.
TODO MODO, via dei Fossi 15, 50123 Florence


Todo Modo, la librería multidisciplinar de Florencia

Existen las librerías tradicionales, los hipermercados de libros y las librerías multiusos, que generalmente consisten en una fusión de librería-café-restaurante-espacio expositivo-teatro-sala de conciertos en un mismo local. Quizá recurriendo a este concepto multidisciplinar se corren menos riesgos de que una única actividad empresarial fracase… Todo Modo es una librería independiente de Florencia con una selección de más de 15 000 libros en venta. Pero también es un café, un restaurante y una sala de conciertos y espectáculos.

En la enoteca / café Uqbar (nombre que rinde honor a un relato de Borges) te espera Davide, enólogo, y Hiroko, el chef. Todos los días, Davide propone diferentes vinos en combinación con los platos que prepara Hiroko después de haber hecho la compra en las tiendas del vecindario. En la entrada de Uqbar hay diarios y revistas y wifi gratis.

El teatro es en realidad una gran sala de lectura que lo mismo vale de bistro, lugar de reuniones, espectáculos, proyecciones, conciertos, talleres y seminarios. Mobiliario de madera sin fantasía, estilo aséptico. Seis euros por una copa de vino. Pocos platos, aunque originales y basados en la gastronomía estacional florentina. Atmósfera relajada en local híbrido.
TODO MODO, via dei Fossi 15, 50123 Florencia

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Paco Neumann

Paco Neumann is a journalist, photographer, proofreader, flâneur and perpetual amateur currently living in between Florence, Berlin and Tenerife. He´s been a regular contributor to fashion, art, trend and lifestyle magazines and worked for news, advertising and communication agencies

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