Milan is famous for fashion but who would have thought that it was the capital of motoring books. I made a amazing discovery of Nada bookshop which has some 10,000 titles on historic and classic cars as well motorcycles. A car lover’s paradise which was founded by Giorgio Nada and his wife Silvia. It is run by Sergio Nada, a well informed motoring enthusiast and his brother Stefano is the CEO of the Nada publishing house.
“Some 70% of the books in our shop are in English,” said Sergio. “The ones that I recommend are Italian Coachbuilders (Elvio Deganello), Formula 1 & Monza A Race In Pictures as the photos are incredible, The Lamborghini Miura Register book (Simon Kidson), Jaguar E-Type Six-Cylinder Originality Guide (T.F. Haddock, M.C.Mueller), Ferrari 1000 GP Official book (Louis Camilleri and various authors) and the Pininfarina 90 years Official book with 632 models from 1930-2020.”
He smiles and continued.”For me the F1 all the races: The first 1,000 (Roger Smith) is an magnum opus as it has crazy deep research. With regard to cars, the most beautiful ones are made by Touring Superleggera, a master Italian coachbuilder established in 1926. A good book is Touring Masterpieces Of Style written by Luciano Greggio.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 13.00 15.00 – 19.00
The address is Libreria Dell’Automoile, Corso Venezia, 45, 20121 Milano,
Tel +39 02 7600 6624