Discover the anglophone bookstores of Paris and their eclectic histories and current happenings
Ever wondered where and how James Joyce’s Ulysses was published by Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier?
To go to each website, click on the name.
Berkeley Books of Paris 8, rue Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris Métro Odéon
A gem. Meet the book seller, the local black cat (and others) and delve into this ‘univers insolite’ of books, typewriters, art and more.
The Red Wheelbarrow is back! 9, rue de Médicis 75006 Métro Luxembourg
As the light of the Luxembourg gardens streams in through the exquisite book shop window, open the door into this eclectic bookstore that also offers a beautiful and vast collection of children’s books.
Another jewel in Paris. With its red book stalls just out front. The titles draw you into the store to discover floor to ceiling shelves of books, well arranged…. with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.
Shakespeare & Company 37, rue de la Bûcherie 75005 Métro St. Michel
Gaglignani 224, rue de Rivoli 75001 Métro Tuileries
Brentano’s. 37, avenue de l’Opéra 75002. Paris
W.H. Smith 248, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris Métro Concorde
The Abbey Bookshop 29, rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Métro St. Michel ou Cluny la Sorbonne
Have you ever been to the unique Canadian bookstore, The Abbey Bookshop on the narrow medieval street originally called “Scribes Street.” The Abbey Bookshop, 29 rue de la Parcheminerie 75005. Go to the St. Séverin Church and you’ll find it.
Unfortunately, these book stores are now closed.
The Village Voice, a landmark in the literary landscape closed definitively this past July. We will miss them. Village Voice Bookshop 6, rue Princesse 75006 Métro Mabillon ou St. Germain des Près
Tea and Tattered Pages 24, rue Mayet 75006 Paris Métro Duroc / Falguière Closed at the moment.
Attica – La Librairie des Langues. 106 bd Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris Métro Oberkampf/Parmentier. Resources for teachers and students from grammar books to literature to DVDs. All ages. All languages.
See also the page “Bookworms” for information on specialty bookstores.