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Kirsty
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Charming bookshops in Paris?

Everyone has heard about the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris but are they any other bookstores that stand out like this? Does anybody know of any interesting second hand gems I can discover whilst there?


6 Answers

top answer by
frieso from Brussels

Every Saturday and Sunday there is a book market in  Parc Georges BrassensGibert Jeune at  Place Saint-Michel and Librairie Eyrolles 55 boulevard saint-germain are among the best known bookshops in Paris, I like Librairie La Boucherie 6, rue Monge 75005 Paris


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  1. Parc Georges Brassens (attraction)
  2. Place Saint-Michel (attraction)
  3. Librairie Eyrolles (attraction)
  4. Librairie La Boucherie (attraction)
  5. Gibert Jeune (attraction)
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answered by
Courtney from Los Angeles

Oh, there are so, so many! My favorite is probably  Librairie F. Jousseaume in the  Galerie Vivienne, Paris. Aside from having an amazing selection of used books, it's just a stunning, stunning store. Their business card is a little work of art so be sure to ask for one. 

I would also try  Librairie Paul Vulin in the  Passage Jouffroy. It's great for coffee table/art books at really good prices. 

I also like  Librairie François Chanut although the guy who runs it can be somewhat surly if I'm remembering correctly--I haven't been in a while. 

Try not to miss  Librairie Michèle Dhennequin on the  Rue du Cherche-Midi I've found some wonderful old gems there for just a euro or two and the place looks like it hasn't been touched since about 1789. The woman who runs it is lovely and will let you take a picture of the place as long as you promise not to get her in the shot. 

Be sure to also visit the famous  Les Bouquinistes that peddle their wares along the Seine. A lot of them just sell junky re-prints of French ads, but if you get a good one, you find some incredible treasures. 


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  1. Librairie F. Jousseaume (attraction)
  2. Galerie Vivienne, Paris. (attraction)
  3. Librairie Paul Vulin (attraction)
  4. Passage Jouffroy (attraction)
  5. Librairie François Chanut (attraction)
  6. Librairie Michèle Dhennequin (attraction)
  7. Rue du Cherche-Midi (attraction)
  8. Les Bouquinistes (attraction)
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answered by
Leyre from San Sebastian

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answered by
Lizzie from London

Try Artazart Design Bookstore http://www.artazart.com/fr/

83 quai de Valmy
10th
Paris

Lizzie :) x


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answered by
Cristina from Enna

according to the question of the gem shop I definitely suggest you to visit a little shop close to Métro Odéon [4,10]. THere by you have a street full of japanese restaurants, if you go up there you can find a little shop, the owner is an Afghan man. I swear you can find there whatever jewllery from Central Asia.


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answered by
ZIANE from Paris

try at Place St-Michel "Gibert Jeune"


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