|Language||Italian, French, English, German, Spanish|
History and profile
Botteghe Oscure was named after via delle Botteghe Oscure (Latin: Ad Apothecas Obscuras), where the editorial office was located; during the Middle Ages the street's "dark shops" came to be installed under the dark arches of the Circus Flaminius (illustration of a street sign). The review was published twice a year with poetry and prose in five languages (Italian, French and English, and alternating issues featuring German and Spanish-language segments. It was distributed in the United States through Farrar, Straus & Young and the Gotham Book Mart.