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Berkeley Books of Paris

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Great selection of second-handed English-language books!

Cozy atmosphere, nice owner, and a great selection of books at affordable prices! What more could I... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Kyo yeon P
A nice little English bookshop

This was a quiet, little bookshop located near Odeon Theatre. It had a vast collection of poetry... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
Amir Mohammad K
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

Cozy atmosphere, nice owner, and a great selection of books at affordable prices! What more could I ask for?

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Amir Mohammad K
Reviewed July 11, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jason S
Reviewed November 21, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed November 3, 2015

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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank PriyaZin
Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed January 26, 2014

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
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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
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