Abbey Bookshop - La Librairie Canadienne
Address: 29, rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 PARIS
Phone: 01.46.33.16.24 ; Fax: 01.46.33.03.33
St-Michel (line 4, RER B), Cluny La Sorbonne (line 10).
Proprietor: Brian H. Spence
A Canadian bookshop around the corner from Shakespeare & Co., with lots of secondhand British and North American fiction, good social science sections, plus knowledgeable and helpful staff and free coffee.
American University of Paris Bookstore
Address: American Church 65, quai d'Orsay, 75007 PARIS
Phone: 01.40.62.05.92 ; Fax: 01.45.56.06.00
Invalides (lines 8, 13, RER C), Pont de l'Alma (RER C).
Manager: Lisa de Valence
Store only carries textbooks requested by professors for AUP class curricula.
Address: 64, rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 PARIS
Mailing address: B.P. 239, 75524 Paris Cedex 11
St-Ambroise (line 9), Oberkampf (lines 5, 9), Parmentier (line 3), Filles du Calvaire (line 8), République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9, 11). Bus: lines 46, 56, 96.
English books - Phone: 01.49.29.27.30, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Books of Paris
Address: 8, rue Casimir-Delavigne, 75006 PARIS
Phone: 01.46.34.85.73 ; Fax: 01.46.34.85.73
Odéon (lines 4, 10), Luxembourg (RER B). Bus: lines 21, 27, 38, 58, 84, 85, 89.
Owner: Phil Wood
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Opened for business May 2006 in the Latin Quarter, not far from the Jardin du Luxembourg. Specializes in high quality second-hand books, with an emphasis on English and American literature, philosophy, history, religion, and social sciences.
The Book Cellar (no web site)
Address: 23, rue Jean de Beauvais, 75005 PARIS
Phone: 01.46.34.62.03 ; Fax: 01.46.34.81.13
Maubert-Mutualité (line 10).
Brentano's (out of business)
Former address: 37, avenue de l'Opéra, 75002 PARIS
A fixture of Parisian literary circles since 1895, Brentano's bookstore closed its doors on Friday, 12 June 2009 and is no longer trading. Its final inventory liquidation sale was held in September 2009.
Address: 224, rue de Rivoli, 75001 PARIS
Phone: 01.42.60.76.07 ; Fax: 01.42.86.09.31
Tuileries (line 1), Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12).
Managing Director: Danielle Cillien-Sabatier
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fine arts, Anglo-American literature, guidebooks, newspapers and magazines. The oldest English bookstore on the continent.
Address: 10, place St-Michel, 75006 PARIS
St-Michel (line 4, RER B), St-Michel Notre-Dame (RER C). Bus: lines 21, 24, 27, 38, 85, 96.
Secondary location: 15bis, boulevard St-Denis, 75002 PARIS
Strasbourg St-Denis (lines 4, 8, 9). Bus: lines 20, 38, 39, 47.
President: Bruno Gibert
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Three million books sold every year (one in three is second-hand). Started as a bouquiniste in 1886 on the quai St-Michel; retail store was founded in 1888.
Nouveau Quartier Latin (no web site)
Address: 78, boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 PARIS
Phone: 01.43.26.42.70 ; Fax: 01.47.35.53.27
Cluny La Sorbonne (line 10).
Proprietor: Penelope Le Masson
The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
Address: 22, rue Saint-Paul, 75004 PARIS
Phone & fax: 01.48.04.75.08
Sully-Morland (line 7), St-Paul (line 1).
E-mail: email@example.com (or) firstname.lastname@example.org
Proprietor: Penelope Le Masson; Assistant: Abigail Altman.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Recently under new management, this general literary English bookstore includes a large children's section. It also hosts some wonderful readings from international writers and poets.
San Francisco Book Co.
Address: 17, rue Monsieur-le-Prince, 75006 PARIS
Phone: 01.43.29.15.70 ; Fax: 01.43.29.52.48
Odéon (lines 4, 10), Luxembourg (RER B).
Proprietor/Manager: Jim Carroll
Buy, sell and trade your English-language hardcover and paperback books at this Left Bank establishment, opened in 2005. Offers a variety of categories; some first editions and rare collectibles.
Shakespeare & Co.
Address: 37, rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 PARIS
Maubert-Mutualité (line 10), St-Michel Notre-Dame (RER B).
Proprietor: M. George Whitman; Manager: Sylvia Beach Whitman (daughter)
Hours: 12 noon - 12 midnight every day.
This legendary Parisian book store sells used, antique as well as some new books. Though not at the original location of Sylvia Beach's famous store, it still attracts a crowd of would-be Hemingways.
Tea and Tattered Pages
Address: 24, rue Mayet, 75006 PARIS
Duroc (lines 10, 13).
Proprietor/Manager: Hilda Cabanel-Evans
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 6:00 p.m.
Fun little book shop, selling used English-language books of every kind. There is also a cozy little tea room at the back of the shop offering simple refreshments.
Village Voice Bookshop
Address: 6, rue Princesse, 75006 PARIS
Phone: 01.46.33.36.47 ; Fax: 01.46.33.27.48 ; Minitel: 3615 VILLAGE VOICE
Mabillon (line 10).
Proprietor: Mme Odile Hellier
Hours: the store closed definitively on 31 July 2012.
Once a high-quality bookstore which sponsored periodic literary events. The owner has indicated that she will continue to maintain the web site, and that the e-mail address is still active.
Address: 248, rue de Rivoli, 75001 PARIS
Phone: 01.44.77.88.99 ; Fax: 01.42.96.83.71 ; Minitel: 3615 SMITH
Concorde (lines 1, 8, 12).
E-mail: whsmith.France@wanadoo.fr (or) email@example.com
Manager: Stuart Walker
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The only British-owned bookstore in Paris. Literature, guides, magazines and a good teaching resources section upstairs.