Books, maps, postcards, and prints
Many large book stores in Venice house a vast selection of travel books, coffee-table books, and maps, many of which cannot be found in any other country.
A great buy are the postcards and packets of accordion-fold photo cards as they make a great souvenir. St. Mark's Basilica is one of the popular postcard shops around. Posters, prints and wall maps also make splendid gifts and souvenirs. When buying posters make sure they are rolled up and packed in a tube for easy carrying.