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Librarie le Moniteur

One reason why Paris is a foretaste of heaven is the abundance of bookstores. These are often easy to miss if one does not make the conscious decision to take note. Of late, thanks in large part to thesis-related reading, a whole new world of bookstores with work on Paris as a city, its architecture, urban planning, public spaces and history is becoming more apparent to my hitherto blinded eyes; Among my favourite places to find such work is ‘librarie le moniteur’ at 7, place de l’Odeon’. There is quite a treasure trove of well thought out work from some of the top thinkers and writers on urban spaces, design and such. It’s a fantastic place to pick up anything from coffee table books on architecture to well written academic work on the human and economic geography of Paris and other old and new cities. They even have a great kids book section with fabulous gifts for curious little minds who might also want to pick up a word or two in French. One must …

Old Art Book heaven in the heart of Paris

I happened to stumble across a treasure trove of a store that sells old, out of print art books – and look forward to going back to page through hundreds of books on Paris. It’s an exciting ‘find’ and a rich source of fantastic work that you will not find anywhere else in the most part… The website is and this sweet, small store can be found at 79 rue Vaugirard 75006.

House for all books anglophile in Paris: Shakespeare and Company

For Anglophiles in Paris, Shakespeare and Company is a great place to browse through an impressive collection of books that cover subject matter as broad as philosophy on the one hand – to books on the murky science of witchcraft on the other. It’s a crammed but cosy cavernous little store with little nooks to sit and browse through potential purchases. However …if the truth be told, Shakespeare and Co. has the welcoming aura of a house and actually feels nothing like a shop. This is perhaps what makes it a great place to stop by or shop. The doors are almost always open thanks to business hours that are quite generous: The store opens until 11pm on the weekends for example. There’s also a quaint, lovely little library on the second floor (pictured here) where you can enjoy the company of great works of English literature and such. That’s not all – not too far from the quaint library room are great kids books for budding little readers – and a room from which …