Books & Bookshops
The Red Wheelbarrow
Independent literary bookstore on the Left Bank of Paris opposite the Luxembourg garden. Stocks a range of classic and contemporary literature, gastronomy, children’s books in French and English, theory, poetry, history and politics. Open all week.
Mainly French titles. Large selection of tourist guides and metro/street maps. Also sell music, videos, electronics, computers, software, games, and mobilephones. Ticket offices for all live performances. At several venues, see website for details.
Les Editions du Centre Pompidou
Bookshop of the Center George Pompidou. Large selection of books on general art, architecture and design, as well as various art magazines. Books in English and French. Centre Georges Pompidou (Arr 4) Metro: Rambuteau
Librairie Golden Books
Frequent arrivals of new and rare books in English. 3 rue de Larochelle, (Arr 14)
The Abbey Bookshop
In the Latin Quarter, new and used books from the US, the UK and Canada. Order service for new books, search for out-of-print books, and ship world-wide. Open 10:00-19:00, Monday to Saturday. At 29 rue de la Parcheminerie (Arr 5) Metro: St Michel
La Maison du Dictionnaire
Specialist bookshop carrying dictionaries. Specialist, general, technical and all language dictionaries are available. Online purchasing possible. Worldwide delivery. At 98 blvd de Montparnasse (Arr 14) Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue
The Book Cellar
Bookshop selling English language books. 23 rue Jean de Beauvais (Arr 5). Metro: Maubert-Mutualite
Le monde des cartes (Espace IGN)
Specialist bookshop with full selection of Institut Geographique National (IGN) maps as well as atlases, globes, walking maps, wine-district maps, satellite images and historic maps. 50 rue de la Verrerie (Arr 4). Metro: Hotel de ville or Chatelet
Specialist bookshop for maps and travel literature. At 9 rue de Provence (Arr 9) Metro: Havre Caumartin.