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This was a quiet, little bookshop located near Odeon Theatre. It had a vast collection of poetry books and literary journals, NYRBs, New Yorkers and other related magazines. It isn't a tourist spot and that's what makes it good (other than the books, of course)....More
If you're looking for the real anglophone literary spot in Paris, this is the one. It's not the big-name tourist attraction that Shakespeare and Co has now become. This place is dedicated to helping and showcasing local writers and emerging talents. In addition to an...More
The owner,Phyllis is a lovely person who makes you welcome even if you seldom go and buy books. She has all sorts of interesting events going such as poetry readings,music gigs and a remarkable collection of second handbooks in every genre and you will always...More
Ok. There are bookstores all over Paris. Mostly French. There are, however, a handful of English language bookstores and this is a good one. All the books are used and they also purchase or exchange books! We are traveling long term and wanted to unload...More
Being a Bay Area native, one of the things I miss about home are the amazing independent bookstores. Like all of the bookshops I visited in Paris, the books are packed so tightly into the shelves that getting them out takes a bit of wriggling....More
Several years ago I discovered this gem of a used bookstore. I faithfully return each time I visit Paris (about 4 times a year). The owner is helpful. I always find books about writers in Paris. Of particular interest are books by or about Ernest...More
Oh Berkeley Books of Paris. Where have I been your whole like? Buying my books in Gilbert Jaune that's where, getting abused by snotty French sales staff who look at me like i'm mad when I ask for M.M.Kaye. Whilst all this time I will...More
This second-hand bookshoop is located in the heart of Paris. The service is very friendly. While browsing the shelves my joy was to find something I did not know that even existed which reminds to quote Virginia Woolf: "Books are everywhere; and always the same...More
Date of experience: December 2013
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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.