Bourlot Libreria Antiquaria di Marco Birocco
Libreria antiquaria Bourlot is an historical italian bookseller founded in Turin in 1848 by Vittorio and Pietro Bourlot, who discended from Fenestrelle (Val Chisone), opened a book's stand under the arcades in place San Carlo. The bookshop was conducted by the same family for five generations, it developed successfully in time by purchasing some important libraries and collections and was more and more appreciated by a lot of onlookers and bibliophiles all over the world. The more important among these are: the first italian's citizen Luigi Einaudi, Umberto of Savoy, the Dukes of Genoa, Giuseppe Giacosa, Benedetto Croce, Achille Loria, Luigi Pirandello, Francesco Pastonchi, Ettore Petrolini, Arturo Toscanini, Roberto Tremelloni, Giovan Pietro Vieusseux, Ermete Zacconi and many others characters of political, culture and entertainment. Next to these names should be added the owners of some historical antiquarian bookshops in Italy and abroad like Hoepli of Milan, Olschki e Gozzini of Florence, Rappaport of Rome, Maggs e Quaricht of London, De Nobele, Loliée and Clavreuil of Paris, Harrassovitz and Hiersemann of Berlin, Rosenthal of Munich, Tulkens of Bruxelles, Landarchet of Lyon. In autumn 1947 Gian Vittorio Bourlot, founded with other 18, the A.L.A.I. association (associazione librai antiquari d'Italia) having the purpose of unite the antiquarian booksellers and re-evaluate their role. For nearly half a century the shop, which now is situated under the arcades of via Po at 20 meters next piazza Castello, belongs to the family Birocco. The present owner is Marco Birocco.