Independent Bookstores in Eastern Paris

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Away from the French capital’s most visited attractions, the neighborhoods of Eastern Paris are home to plenty of independent bookstores. Don’t hesitate to explore their streets and you’ll find out Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Quartier Latin are not the only haven for literature lovers in Paris!

 

 

 

PARIS 3

 

L’Acacia

33 Boulevard du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 04 76 52

 

Comme un Roman

39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 56 20
www.comme-un-roman.com

 

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Librairie des Archives

Librairie des Archives is an independent art bookshop completely devoted to art & design books from the 20th century to today. The bookstore is located at the heart of the historic district of Le Marais. It offers a large selection of new books, imports, a well as many rare and out of print books.

– Librairie des Archives has a large selection of books in English –

83 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 72 13 58
www.librairiedesarchives.com

 

Librairie du Globe

67 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 36 36
www.librairieduglobe.com

 

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Librairie Marian Goodman

Located in the Marais, Librairie Marian Goodman is an independent art bookstore. It offers an extensive variety of art books, monographs in French and English as well as exhibition catalogues from international museums. Marian Goodman also includes an exhibition space. Book signings and debates are organized regularly at the bookstore.

– Librairie Marian Goodman has a large selection of books in English –

66 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 57 44
mariangoodman.com

 

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20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris

 

Volume

47 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 85 08 02 86
www.librairievolume.fr

 

 

PARIS 4

 

La Belle Hortense

31 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 04 71 60
www.cafeine.com

 

Le Gai Rossignol

9 Rue Saint-Martin, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 74 03 02
www.legairossignol.fr

 

Librairie Opéra BD

2 Rue des Tournelles, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 54 95 12
operabd.com

 

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Les Mots à la Bouche

6 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 78 88 30
www.motsbouche.com

 

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La Mouette Rieuse

17bis Rue Pavée, 75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 70 34 74
www.lamouetterieuse.fr

 

 

PARIS 10

 

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Artazart

83 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 40 24 00
www.artazart.com

 

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La Comète

Dedicated to photography, La Comète features a carefully curated selection of art books including monographies, theoretical publications, and rare issues. The bookstore also boasts a rich event calendar, organizing art installation, book releases, debates, and workshops under the artistic direction of The Eyes.

– La Comète does not have books in English –

29 Rue des Récollets, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 36 78 96
lacomete.picto.fr

 

Librairie du Canal

3 Rue Eugène Varlin, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 08 72 78
www.lalibrairieducanal.fr

 

Librairie Solidaire

27 Rue du Château d’Eau, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)9 67 07 08 58
www.lamaisonducanal.fr

 

Les Nouveautés

45 bis Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 72 34 66 03

 

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Philippe le Libraire

32 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
+33 1 40 38 11 39

 

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La Plume Vagabonde

– La Plume Vagabonde does not have books in English –

32 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 49 79

 

 

PARIS 11

 

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BDnet Bastille

Located on the lively Rue de Charonne, this specialized bookstore features a large selection of graphic novels, mangas and comic books.

– BDnet Bastille has a small selectin of books in English –

26 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
+33 1 43 55 50 50
www.bdnet.com

 

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Bouquinerie Oxfam

8 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 55 94 06
https://www.oxfamfrance.org/magasins-oxfam/

 

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Les Guetteurs de Vent

108 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 57 52 15

 

Lady Long Solo

38 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)9 52 73 81 53
ladylongsolo.com

 

Libralire

116 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 90 93
www.libralire.fr

 

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Le Lieu Bleu

Le Lieu Bleu is a second-hand bookstore at the heart of Belleville. With most of the novels only costing only €2, you can be certain to find a good deal in this selection of 20,000 second-hand books organized by genre: novels, sci-fi and fantasy, essays, art, young readers, comics, and more!

– Le Lieu Bleu offers a selection of books in English including classic literature and more recent novels –

25 Rue de Vaucouleurs, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 77 10 37
www.lelieubleu.com

 

La Manœuvre

58 Rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 00 79 70
https://la-manoeuvre.blogspot.com

 

Mona Lisait

211 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 27 36
monalisait.fr

 

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La Musardine

Created in 1995 as the only erotic bookstore in France, La Musardine belongs to the publishing house of the same name. It features literature, comics, beautiful books, essays and DVDs.

– La Musardine does not have books in English –

122 Rue du Chemin Vert, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 49 29 48 55
www.lamusardine.com

 

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189 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 24 07 98
www.page189.com

 

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Refuge BD

40 Rue Faidherbe, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 71 37 99 18

 

La Rubrique à Bulles

110 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 38 45 15
www.larubriqueabulles.fr

 

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Violette and Co

Violette and Co aims to empower women and the LGBTQ+ community through writings and art . The bookstore features novels, essays, photobooks, graphic novels, magazines and documentaries. Its mezzanine is dedicated to literary discussions, readings, debates and exhibits.

– Violette and Co does not have books in English –

102 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 72 16 07
www.violetteandco.com

 

 

PARIS 12

 

L’Arbre à Lettres

62 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 53 33 83 23
www.arbrealettres.com

 

Atout Livre

203 bis Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 43 82 27
www.atoutlivre.com

 

Le Cabanon

122 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)9 53 13 66 90
www.librairielecabanon.com

 

Central Comics

Inspired by classic American comic book shops, Central Comics is sure to please any super hero enthusiast. The store features the latest issues, trade paperbacks, and a large selection of oldies starting from the 1960s.

– Central Comics features  a large selection (around 60%) of books in English –

25 Rue de l’Ambroisie, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)9 52 78 22 71
www.central-comics.com

 

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La Terrasse de Gutenberg

A few steps away from the vibrant Aligre market, La Terrasse de Gutenberg is a bridge between writers and readers. The bookstore regularly holds events featuring authors as well as exhibits.

– La Terrasse de Gutenberg has a small selection of books in English –

9 Rue Emilio Castelar, 75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 07 42 15
www.librairielaterrassedegutenberg.com

 

 

PARIS 19

 

 

Les Buveurs d’Encre

Les Buveurs d’Encre is a generalist local bookstore that opened in 2005 and features literature, social sciences, graphic novels, crime novels, and an extensive youth section. The bookstore hosts regular thematic events, readings, and workshops for children.

– Les Buveurs d’Encre has a small selection of paperbacks in English – the bookstore can also order references on demand –

59 Rue de Meaux, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 00 48 63
www.buveurs-dencre.com

 

 

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L’Eau et les Rêves

Founded almost 40 years ago, this one-of-a-kind floating bookstore specializes in nature and botany. L’Eau et les Rêves also features a pleasant terrace and a café serving tapas and homemade cakes, as well as brunch in the weekend.

9 Quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)9 51 55 08 75
www.penichelibrairie.com

 

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La Lucarne des Écrivains

115 Rue de l’Ourcq, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 05 91 29
lalucarnedesecrivains.wordpress.com

 

Librairie Texture

Right by the Laumière metro station, between the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and the Bassin de la Villette, this charming neighborhood bookstore is worth a detour.

–  Librairie Texture does not have books in English –

94 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 01 25 12
www.texture-librairie.fr

 

 

Le 108 Café Librairie

4 impasse de Joinville, 75019 Paris
https://www.lecenthuit.fr

 

 

 

PARIS 20

 

À Tout Lire

141 Avenue Gambetta, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 31 25 71
www.atoutlire.com

 

L’Atelier

2 bis Rue du Jourdain, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 58 00 26
www.librest.com

 

Le Barbouquin

1 Rue Denoyez, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)9 84 32 13 21

 

BDnet Nation

36 Boulevard de Charonne, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 01 04
www.bdnet.com

 

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Le Comptoir des Mots

Close to the Gambetta metro station, this pleasant bookstore has a large selection of literature, with a special focus on theater, poetry, humanities, as well as graphic novels and young adults. A neighborhood store where locals are invited to meet and share their stories, Le Comptoir des Mots also hosts regular events such as readings, debates, and even movie nights and concerts!

– Le Comptoir des Mots has a small selection of books in English, focusing on recent prints –

239 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 47 97 65 40
www.librest.com

 

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Équipages

A neighborhood staple on the lively Rue de Bagnolet, Équipages is worth a visit on your way to explore the Père Lachaise, or even closer, the charming Villa Riberolle and Rue Lignier.

– Équipages does not have books in English –

61 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 43 73 75 98

 

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Le Genre Urbain

At the heart of the vibrant Rue de Belleville, Le Genre Urbain is a neighborhood bookstore specializing in urban issues. A true gem for readers interested in architecture, human studies, and even tourism, it also has a large selection of graphic novels. Readings and debates are also frequently held at the bookstore.

– Le Genre Urbain has a small selection of books in English, mostly literature and urban studies –

60 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 62 27 49
www.legenreurbain.com

 

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Le Jargon Libre

22 Rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)6 87 48 24 61

 

Le Merle Moqueur

51 Rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 09 08 80
www.lemerlemoqueur.fr

 

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Mona Lisait Gambetta

259 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris
monalisait.fr

 

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Le Monte-en-l’Air

2 Rue de la Mare, 75020 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 33 04 54
montenlair.wordpress.com

 

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La Toute Petite Librairie

2 Rue Etienne Marey, 75020 Paris

 

 

 

 

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