Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore S.r.l. is an innovative start-up born in 2021 – based in San Donà di Piave (VE) – which operates in the sector of the selection and distribution of books from independent publishing houses: the objective is to promote reading and literature through the dissemination of texts that often have difficulty emerging among the thousands of titles offered on the market every year. The editorial proposal of is divided into two main series: the “Collectible Boxes” dedicated every two months to a different independent publishing house, through which readers can purchase or give a surprise box (by previewing the titles selected) and at the same time personalized with creative graphics, containing two or three novels carefully selected by together with a group of bookshop partners of the project and the “Thematic Boxes“, dedicated to different literary genres and specific topics. Each Box is “signed” by a partner bookshop, which selects two titles from the catalog of an independent publisher, making them immediately visible on the site, without that surprise effect that instead characterizes the first line of series. is now supported by Fondazione Social Venture Giordano Dell’Amore (or “FSVGDA”), which has invested €100,000 in equity in the company as part of “Impact4Art”, an “impact” investment program for resumption of the Art and Culture sector, launched at the beginning of 2021 by FSVGDA in synergy with Fondazione Cariplo. The company was accelerated in 2022 by SocialFare as part of the Planet Foundamentals programme, receiving an investment of €40,000 from SocialFare Seed, SocialFare’s dedicated impact investing vehicle.


In the Italian publishing industry, is positioned as a service called “Subscription Box“, i.e. a freemium subscription model, generally on a monthly or bimonthly basis, which allows you to receive boxes containing a thematic selection of different products. The main line of boxes, in addition to books, contains further exclusive content and services, designed for those who love reading, including “blurb!“: a magazine in which the reference publisher of the box is presented and they delve into topics related to independent publishing, offered a bookmark or one or more surprise gadgets. Readers can purchase the boxes individually or by subscribing to a subscription that allows them not to pay shipping costs. In addition to the offering for the public, offers corporate literary boxes, which can be purchased as gifts to customers, suppliers and collaborators which can be customized in terms of graphics and editorial content.’s activity actively contributes to the achievement of SDGs n.4 (Quality Education), supporting the independent publishing chain in overcoming the difficulties linked to large-scale distribution and promoting culture also through the involvement of ethical bookshops to which 5% of the sales price of each thematic box is donated.

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S.r.l. - Innovative Start-up
San Donà di Piave (Venice)
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