Particular literary cafes in Milan

The literary cafè is a place where you can read one of the many books offered while drinking, at the same time, a cup of coffee: a unique place in its kind that will give you a few hours of absolute tranquillity. Discover which are the most special to find in Milan.


Libreria del Mondo Offeso.

Founded in 2008 as a classic bookstore, the Libreria del Mondo Offeso in the course of the years has completely changed its style becoming a true meeting point for lovers of the literary genre and for all the people who want to enjoy a coffee in a very suggestive place. Inside you can find different groups of people who gather to comment and give reviews about the books on the shelves. Don’t miss this opportunity, everyone can participate!

Every Wednesday the library organizes the Aperitif in Music, an evening during which you can listen to music accompanied by good food carefully chosen by the owner.


Design Library Cafè.

If you are design lovers or experts, the Design Library Cafè is the right place for you. A few steps from your apartment you can find an unique place, with a bookstore dedicated to the world of Design, which preserves volumes ranging from communication to magazines on architecture. A place planned up to the smallest details that gives room to a cozy Cafè where you can have a lunch break different from the usual.

Don’t miss the weekly appointment of the Thursday of the Design, when you can meet young designers and architects, who will talk about the latest trends in Design.


Gogol & Company. 

If you pass through Piazza Berlinguer, you can’t lose Gogol & Company, a very special place that will leave your mouth open. You can immediately notice that it’s not the usual bookstore, but a nice space where people can share their knowledge and enrich themselves with new curiosities.

The objective of the managers is to be able to create a space where you can spend your free time or just study in a certainly very suggestive place. If you are in this area, we suggest you to get in and look around in a very characteristic literary cafè.



The LibrOsteria, located near the Parco Sempione, is a literary cafè for all ages. You will be fascinated by the large amount of books, all in a logic order, that will literally make the lovers of reading crazy. If you are in the area for an aperitif, you can come to enjoy a good glass of wine among those proposed, and taste typical dishes prepared with products from the Parco del Ticino and homemade cakes.

Don’t miss the many events organized for both adults and children, who can have fun with small workshops. If you are looking for really original books and you are a fan of the secondhand goods, this is the perfect place for you.


Verso Libri.

Located in Porta Ticinese, just 15 minutes from the Residenza, Verso Libri is a true point of reference for the lovers of reading. Born only two years ago, it has the goal of becoming a laboratory-bookstore which will be able to put in contact both children and adults to the world of books.

The strong point of the bookstore are the events organized for all tastes: from narrative presentations to cabaret courses, all accompanied by good food. A small and cozy place that will make you feel as if you were at home. What are you waiting for to drop in?


Il Bistrò del Tempo Ritrovato. 

Considered a place out of the ordinary, the Bistrot del Tempo Ritrovato will take you back in time with its friendly and relaxed atmosphere accompanied by jazz music. A small break area where you can satisfy both your mind and taste thanks to the large amount of books that are on the shelves and the wide choice of products in the menu.

For younger visitors the Bistrot organizes creative activities and very tasty tea breaks that will make your mouth water. For those who want to spend a different evening from the usual, you can’t miss the art movie projection with analysis and comments by the participants. A literary cafè not to be missed!


From the Residenza Ascanio Sforza it’s possibile to reach all the literary cafes by the means of transport or simply by walking across the streets of Milan.

If you have not been in a literary cafè yet and books are your weak point, we strongly recommend you to come and spend a day certainly different from the usual!