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WH Smith Paris, Paris

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Paris, France

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eurokitty said: “In Paris, there is the W.H. Smith on Rue de Rivoli, which is primarily English. They sell mostly the UK versions of books.”

With more than 70 000 English titles under its roof, W.H. Smith – an exclusively English bookstore - belongs to the best sources of English literature in the whole of France.

The offer of this bookstore is divided into two floors. The ground floor holds the fiction section, which contains classics and contemporary titles as well. However, the new releases are quite expensive and the store doesn’t hold a second hand section. Apart from the novels, you can also find the widest selection of newspapers and magazines in English in Paris here.

The upper floor is dedicated to non-fiction literature, with the exception of a special section for children’s literature. You can also find travel books and Paris maps and guides, books on architecture, fashion, history, economics, cookbooks etc., and a special corner with DVDs in English.

W.H. Smith is a British chain of bookstores with numerous branches all over the UK. The Parisian bookstore, located in the long Rue de la Rivoli, near la Place de la Concorde, is the only European non-UK branch. Its offer is more or less typical for a chain store, which means that you probably won’t find it particularly exceptional but it still remains the top English book destination in Paris. It’s specifically known for its selection of English and American newspapers and magazines. Occasional author evenings and other book-related social events take place in the store.

WH Smith Paris bookstoreWH Smith Paris
248 Rue de Rivoli
Paris 750001
(1st Arrondissement)

: http://www.whsmith.fr/indexE.htm

Phone and Email:
+33 1 44 77 88 99

Working Hours:
Mon-Sat 9-19:30
Sun 13-19:30

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1 comment:

Marine said...

This is one of the best English bookstores in Paris, with a broad selection in books of all genres, including lots of new releases and there are lots of current magazines. Definitely worth a visit.