Since it was founded in Florence in 1985, Mandragora has been specialising in the management of museum bookshops and events. The competence and expertise shown in this field has led to fruitful working relationships with a large number of the city’s institutions. In the Florentine cathedral complex Mandragora now runs the bookshops of the Crypt of Santa Reparata, Giotto’s Campanile and the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore Museum. To these have been added those of Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Cappella Brancacci, and ArtStore, a bookstore and gift shop in Piazza del Duomo.
What we publish (and how)
Mandragora publishes exhibition catalogues and essays in history, art history, architecture and photography, as well as guidebooks, art books and children’s books on Florence and Tuscany. Other publications are the result of projects developed in conjunction with several institutions, such as the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, the Michelucci Foundation, Florence and Arezzo City Councils, Arezzo Province, the Regione Toscana, the Casa Buonarroti (since 2000), SESV Spazio Espositivo di Santa Verdiana of Florence University (since 2001), the Laurentian Library (since 2004). Other titles were published for exhibitions and events in Biel (Switzerland), Brussels, Rome.