Violette & Co.

Good art books plus feminist and lesbian/gay titles.

Violette & Co.
102 rue de Charonne
75011 Paris

Un Regard Moderne

Tiny (about 30m²) but packed with the most amazing books, comics, erotic lit. and graphic novels. Tres underground.

Un Regard Moderne
10 rue Gît le Cœur
75006 Paris

Les Mots à la Bouche

It's a good place to browse the branché (trendy - literally means "plugged in") magazines in the Marais. Plentiful gay literature but art books, comic books and small gifts too.

les Mots a la Bouche
6 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004
Paris

Shakespeare & Co

An institution. It's opposite Notre Dame and I often pass by but forget it's there. The shop is chock full of new and second-hand books and home to any aspiring writers or artists who choose to drop in. The beds where they can sleep, (in return for a little dusting and sweeping), are nestled amongst the shelves.

Shakespeare & Co.
37 rue de la Bucherie
Paris- T: 003 (0) 1 43 25 40 93

La Hune

Simply the most intello of all Paris' bookshops. Large collection of French art magazines and literary journals. It's also open until 11.45pm Monday thru Saturday night for noctambule browsing.

La Hune
170 blvd Saint-Germain
75006

Palais de Tokyo's Librairie


The Palais de Tokyo's unique book store carries catalogues of the museum's current exhibitions, artists' DVDs, the latest theoretical opus on contemporary art, and the fashion magazine you can't find elsewhere.

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A coup de Théatre

A specialist bookstore for volumes relating to the theatre, opera, dance, music, mime and cinema. Lose yourself.

A coup de Théatre
19 blvd Raspail
75007

Librairie des Archives

In this bookshop entirely dedicated to art you'll find books on fine arts, decorative arts, fashion, jewellery and catalogues.

Librairie des Archives
83, rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris
T : 01 42 72 13 58 - F : 01 42 22 69 90

Bookstorming

This bookshop is dedicated to contemporary art and you'll find over 14,000 titles, from France and abroad. They also have a great programme of events.

Bookstorming
18/20, rue de la Perle 75003 Paris
also
10bis, Boulevard Bastille, 75012 Paris

Artazart


Books on art, architecture or graphic design on the banks of the Canal St Martin. Small gallery space inside too.

Artazart
83 quai de Valmy
75010

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