The Human Safety Net bookstore opens in St Mark's Square in Venice

At number 110, on the ground floor of St Mark's Square's Procuratie Vecchie, The Human Safety Net opened a bookstore.

The store focuses on social inclusion; in addition to books, the shop offers a selection of design and craft objects created by social cooperatives and refugee start-ups supported by The Human Safety Net that interpret the values of the interactive exhibition ‘A World of Potential’ set up within the Procuratie Vecchie.

Just over a year and a half after the opening of the Home of The Human Safety Net, the movement of people helping people committed to unlocking the potential of people living in vulnerable circumstances is enriching its offer to the public with a cultural project that has the ambition of becoming a new reference point for Venetians and tourists.

The bookstore will be open every day from 10 am to 7 pm. It will also be possible to purchase tickets to enter the ‘A World of Potential’ exhibition inside.

Open to the public for the first time in 500 years in April 2022, the Home of The Human Safety Net on the third floor of the Procuratie Vecchie is housing the interactive exhibition ‘A World of Potential’, an immersive experience on the potential enclosed in each one of us. It is a journey that stimulates everyone to tap into their potential and discover the best qualities in themselves and others. This also happens through the stories of beneficiaries, operators, and volunteers of The Human Safety Net, which works in 26 countries alongside people to release the potential of refugees along their path to autonomy through the creation of enterprise or work and families with children 0-6 in vulnerable conditions.

These topics are reflected in the open shelf library in the Home, where three thousand texts in five different languages dedicated to social inclusion and early childhood development can be freely consulted. They represent an essential and up-to-date selection of books on current social issues; the same principle guides the selection of books offered by the bookstore. The library is curated by Libraries Without Borders.