A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

From IlLibrario.it

60 square meters at an altitude of 3,466 meters and a literary proposal addressed to those who love walking in the woods, surrounded by nature, to those who are always looking for stimuli and points of view, to those who challenge their own limits and to those who feel the need to escape (and find themselves) in open solitudes. The images are of the new library in the Punta Helbronner’s station of the  Rotating Funicular Skyway Mont Blanc.

Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe's highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc
Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

On the Mont Blanc, inside the Punta Helbronner station– The SkyWay, the third floor of the Skyway Monte Biancodi Funivie Montebianco S.p.a.: here Feltrinelli has chosen to inaugurate the highest bookshop in Europe.

“What makes the mountain unique and the lucky explorer is the possibility of looking at the world from a different and exciting point of view. And this is precisely what makes a good book and the mountain, the reader and the traveller, so similar”, reads the presentation of LaFeltrinelli 3466 (the photos are by Lorenzo Passoni, ed).

A window on a unique place where to stop, meet new stories, immerse yourself in reading with Mont Blanc as an inspiration to find silence, time and measure.

376 titles for a total of 1726 books, divided into thematic routes: from the high-altitude bestseller section to illustrated mountain and photographic books, from those dedicated to Val d’Aosta itineraries to mountain fiction, from food and wine books to discover the cuisine of Valle d ‘Aosta to children’s books.

Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe's highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc
Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

“Skyway Monte Bianco is not just a cable car, it is an idea – explains Federica Bieller, President of Funivie Monte Bianco Spa -. That of bringing man closer to the mountains and the sky, that of broadening horizons and overcoming borders. Thanks to the opening of la Feltrinelli 3466 our technological cable car enhances even more the rise making it a cultural trip. The mountain culture to be valued, the words of the authors who loved and challenged it, the Mont Blanc as a scenario to fantasize “.

The historian and writer Alessandro Vanoli inaugurates the matinee program with the writer, on Saturday 20 July at 12.00, coming out with the new book Strade perdute (Feltrinelli) dedicated to the multiple routes that man has travelled and that mark his roots, from the Nile, to the Mediterranean routes, from the Silk Road, to Route 66, between famous streets and others still unknown. Saturday, July 27, again at 12 o’clock it is the time of the presentation in readings by Stelle minor (Feltrinelli) by Mattia Signorini, on the reconstruction of his present starting from that of his own past, even more if threatening and unresolved.

Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe's highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc
Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

There is already the highest winery in Europe at Punta Helbronner, with the Cave du Mont Blanc, which produces sparkling wine with the Metodo Classico (same as the Champenoise Méthode, but it is called Classico in Italy)- with great quality and very small bubbles. Just be careful because alcohol goes quicker to your head in altitude!

More information: Il Librario

You can check the Mont Blanc in a great way – watch this video. We have talked briefly in our Must Read Guide to Courmayeur on the ski area chapter about Skyway. If you want to read the guide from the beginning, start here. A pilot might be heavily fined by the Swiss, but not so much by the French for landing his light aircraft on the Mont Blanc.

Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe's highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc
Skyway Monte Bianco. La Feltrinelli at 3,466 m. Photo Lorenzo Passioni. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

If you like spectacular places, like Punta Hellbronner, a lovely restaurant in a cliffhanging position is the Äscher Mountain Restaurant in Switzerland.

The Gran San Bernardo Pass, uniting Italy’s Aosta Valley to Switzerland is now open.

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Skyway Monte Bianco.  A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe's highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc
Skyway Monte Bianco. A Feltrinelli bookshop at an altitude of 3466: Europe’s highest bookshop opens on Mont Blanc

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