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The Abbey Bookshop

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Lovely bookshop

Quirky building with piles and shelves of books- exactly what you'd imagine a wizard's library to... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Book lovers paradise

The Abbey is one of my stops every time I'm in Paris. Not only because i love to support... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
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Jun 6, 2019
“Lovely bookshop”
Mar 18, 2019
“Book lovers paradise”
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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29 rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 16 24
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Quirky building with piles and shelves of books- exactly what you'd imagine a wizard's library to be like. One thing I would say is that it's not wheelchair accessible as the aisles are very thin.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MayEdwards
Reviewed March 18, 2019

The Abbey is one of my stops every time I'm in Paris. Not only because i love to support independent book stores, but because searching through is piles and shelves is so much fun!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erikatraveljournal
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This shop is crowded with books and people. It is packed full of any used book imaginable printed in English. Mostly softcover and nothing special but perhaps in Paris such books are a novelty.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank N C
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Not for the photographer. The impressive bookstore is a practical resource for readers searching for otherwise hard to find work. Used and new books. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and resourceful. I spent an impressive hour combing the basement and skimming the first floor for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Tomskatesnyc
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Abbey is the rarer, more specialized version of 'Shakespeare&Co' for those who truly are into literature and who like to talk about it with the shop owner. I found a rare edition of Mishima's 'Runaway Horses' that I could of never found anywhere else...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank CWGans
Reviewed January 28, 2018

If you like stumbling into magical little shops that are cosy and welcoming, this bookshop is an absolutely must. There are books stacked to the ceiling in every inch of the shop - it's a wonder to behold. Honestly, this is the best bookshop I've...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mmedmartin
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I knew about the Abbey Bookshop but never having been there I stumbled upon it when walking around the Latin Quarter. Not looking at the bookshop’s name, or the Canadian flag hanging stock-still on the wind-free Paris afternoon, what made me stop and look was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank MZTParis
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This one is easy to miss. It's tucked into a small street, just off the beaten path. And there isn't that pesky line of tourists waiting to get in like that "other" English language bookstore down the road. I've accidentally bumped into this place twice...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ErikWestby
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

I can't believe it's taken me this long to discover this lovely little place. I'm predicting afternoons of pleasure discovering books in the piles and piles everywhere of second hand books. Took all of 5 minutes for Brian to find me a copy of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ZarminaeA
Reviewed August 21, 2017

I enjoy looking at wide selection of books; from many genres of books and written in English or Français. Tons of new books in the store and if you a bookworm like me, you may be more delighted to spend hours here.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mirah T
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