Romanzi.it 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 Romanzi.it 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 Romanzi.it 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.
Romanzi.it 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.