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Where to Find the Best Bookstores in Paris

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My version of Paris is a romanticised one and that doesn’t come without reference to the lost generation (Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, et. al) and their time spent in Paris. The city of light was much different back in those days, but of course, much the same. Back then writers were cult celebrities much like actors and actresses and today, these writers are still so wildly celebrated and adored. Much of their works were created in Paris and much of their inspiration drawn from this city, so here is where you’ll find your own literary inspiration at the best bookstores in Paris!

Where to find the Best Bookshops in Paris | WORLD OF WANDERLUST Where to find the Best Bookshops in Paris | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Assouline

I won’t start with the obvious choice for first mention, because I was so pleasantly surprised by this bookstore by the publishing house of the same name, that I wanted to make it my #1 recommendation in Paris. Assouline are renowned in the design world for creating beautiful, captivating coffee table books. The book store is nothing short of a work of art and there are a few around the city.

35 Rue Bonaparte, Saint Germain, Paris

Best bookshops in Paris | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Shakespeare & Co

An institution in its own right, Shakespeare & Co is hands down the most visited, famous, and talked about bookshop in Paris. The bookstore features in Hemmingway’s A Moveable Feast, arguably one of the best Parisian memoirs (or in my opinion, the very best!)

37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris

The Abbey Bookshop

Beginning in 1989, the Abbey Bookshop in the Latin Quarter is another of Paris’ most beautiful bookstores in a classic, walk-through-time kinda way. This store is overloaded with all of the best reads, classics, rare finds, and you could easily spend an hour or two browsing through the seemingly endless shelves.

29 Rue de la Parcheminerie | Latin Quarter

Honorable Mentions:

Berkeley Books of Paris (Saint Germain)

La Hune (Saint Germain)

Librairie Galignani (224 rue de Rivoli)

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    May 10, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Oh I have been to there -Assouline Book store, it’s really very nice.

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    May 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

    This is lovely! I remember when I went to Paris with my sister and we walked so muchhh looking for Shakespeare and Co, and we didn´t find it, in the end we found a very hidden and cute wooden/circus stuff shop, so, was worth getting lost!

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    Emgee
    May 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Went to Shakespeare & Co but found it crowded with tourists, most of whom weren’t even browsing, just hanging around in their groups blocking the shelves as they chatted with each other. As much as I love the shop’s history and the people behind it, I don’t plan on going back there a second time if I’m ever back in Paris. I’ll definitely check out the other shops on this list though.

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    I can’t understand why Shakespeare & Co is so famous abroad. I see no point about buying an english book in France and carry all that weight in the luggage you could spend with wine, cheese, or french books you can’t find nowhere else.

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    May 2, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Love this list! My fave is Librairie Galignani. Grab a chocolat chaud from Angelina’s next door and spend the afternoon browsing books 🙂 Haven’t been to Assouline though so will have to give a go next time!

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    May 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Are the books in English or French? Looks fantastic and dreamy.

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    May 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    What a creative post idea! I haven’t seen anything like it. Bookstores in Paris are definitely something you have to check out and cannot miss. I’ve heard of Shakespeare & Co. Haven’t heard of the others so thanks for the recommendations dear!

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