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English Bookshops in Paris ⋆ SECRETS OF PARIS

The Abbey Bookshop
29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, fifth
M° St-Michel or Cluny-La Sorbonne
Tel 01 46 33 16 24

Canadian expat Brian Spence runs this impartial bookshop specializing in new and used books from Canada (in French and English), the UK and the US . He’ll be glad that will help you navigate the densely stacked cabinets (on two flooring) to seek out what you’re in search of, and might particular order books if he doesn’t have them in inventory. It’s an awesome Latin Quarter different to that “different” e book retailer across the nook. Chances are you’ll even see me among the many stacks of books sipping espresso in winter (Brian all the time has a pot on for guests) or procrastinating on a stool exterior in the summertime. Many creator readings and social occasions are organized all year long in partnership with the Canadian Membership (the schedule is normally posted on the store door). Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm.

Shakespeare & Firm
37 Rue de la Bucherie, fifth
M° St-Michel
Tel 01 43 26 96 50

Open since 1951, this impartial, new and second-hand e book store is the successor of Sylvia Seashore’s unique Shakespeare & Co. in St-Germain-des-Prés, which closed through the Nazi occupation. The founder, American expat proprietor George Whitman, handed away in 2011, passing the shop on to his daughter, Sylvia Seashore Whitman. They nonetheless present free bunk house within the store’s library for visiting artists and writers. New and used books, in addition to a read-only library upstairs. Observe that as a result of recognition with vacationers, there’s usually a line to get in. Verify their web site for particular occasions and e book signings.

The Pink Wheelbarrow
9 & 11 rue de Médicis, sixth
M° Luxembourg or Odéon

The Pink Wheelbarrow is an impartial literary bookstore on the Left Financial institution of Paris reverse the Luxembourg backyard with a variety of traditional and modern literature, gastronomy, kids’s books in French and English (at #6), and principle, small press, poetry, historical past and politics (at #11). Open 11am to 6pm Tuesday by Sunday. Verify their web site for the most recent readings and occasions.

Smith & Son
248 rue de Rivoli, 1st
M° Tuileries or Concorde
Tel 01 44 77 88 99

This is among the largest English e book shops in Paris (initially WH Smith Paris, department of the British bookstore chain), with a powerful journal choice, some British snack meals, and a tearoom upstairs. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm and Solar 12:30pm-7pm.

San Francisco E book Firm
17 rue Monsieur le Prince, sixth
M° Odéon
Tel 01 43 29 15 70

An enormous used e book retailer on the Left Financial institution, with the followng classes: “Pocket-book mysteries, fiction, and science fiction, Commerce paperback and hardcover fiction, Poetry, performs, theatre , movie, music and artwork, Science, historical past and philosophy, psychology and sociology, Enterprise and economics, Cooking, sports activities, kids’s and journey, First editions, uncommon, collectible ephemera and extra.” Open day by day 10am-6pm (from midday on Sunday).

37 Avenue de l’Opéra, 2nd

M° Opéra

This historic bookshop closed in 2009, then reopened with a brand new proprietor in February 2010. Solely 40% of the store is dedicated to English language books, and the remainder of the shop is for Paris souvenirs, postcards, and many others. Oddly, the web site, which nonetheless calls it a “librairie américaine” is simply in French and has the flawed road handle (it’s #37). Attempt their FB for extra up to date data.

Rue de Rivoli, 1st

I’m solely placing them in right here so that you don’t assume I “missed” a spot. Talking from many years of non-public expertise, I’d say that each different English bookstore (or any Parisian retailer in any respect) has friendlier customer support.

Berkeley Books of Paris
Closed in 2020

Tea & Tattered Pages
Closed in 2012

Village Voice
Closed in 2012

Exterior Paris

Invoice and Rosa’s E book Room
Downstairs at FUSAC, 42 rue du Chemin Vert , 92100 Boulogne

TEL 01 46 09 99 92

In case you’re within the western suburbs of Paris, think about stopping by this little e book room created by Lisa and John at FUSAC. You should purchase or promote used books, or turn out to be a member to borrow the books. Principally in English, but in addition some French books as properly, a piece of books particularly on the American West, and youngsters’ books. Hours are restricted to Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, test they’re open earlier than visiting.

Low cost French Books

Paris has tons of of impartial bookshops, together with many used e book shops, however the names you’ll need to seek for when in search of low cost espresso desk books embody Boulinier, E book Off, and Mona Lisait, all with places scattered round Paris.

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