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Librairie des Archives, Paris

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Where? Paris, France

Recommended by
Olivia Farkas

Olivia said: "Concerning Paris you should check out this link: librairiedesarchives.com/ It is really a great bookstore, specialized in XX Century Art, Design, Fashion...They have books from all around the world and most of them are out of print. They are no always cheap (although they also have some remainders) but they really have one of Paris's greatest selection. Concerning the books, apparently about 550 of them are in English on the site (more in the store I guess). If you go on the home page and type "anglais" that means English in the search engine (down right) all the English Books will pop up."

It's common knowledge that French people are usually stereotyped for being ignorant when it comes to English, sometimes going as far as to even refusing to speak the language even though they understand it. Well, the number of recommendations, together with our own "French" experience certainly deny this stereotype, for Paris, at least, is a very diverse and English-language 'librarie' rich city. The new addition, although its French to English language books ratio is considerably different, gains in value due to its specialization: Librairie des Archives is completely devoted to 20th Century Art (fine arts, decorative arts, etc) and is accompanied by various books on 20th century fashion and jewelry. The stock of the bookstore covers the new releases, but also remainders at more favorable prices as well as rare and out of print titles.

This bookstore, established in 2002, is an independent one and it's located in what seems to be an old (no longer in use, of course) hat factory in the heart of the historic district of the Marais right next to the Musée Picasso, the Centre Georges Pompidou and many art galleries. Its location makes it a perfect stop on your way to or from an art exhibition. Librairie des Archives is certainly a good place to find inspiration, learn something new, something useful as well as trivial in the field of art.

librarie des archivesLibrairie des Archives
83, rue Vieille du Temple
75003 Paris
librarie des archives paris

Website: http://www.librairiedesarchives.com/

Phone and Email:
+33 (0)1 42 72 13 58

Working Hours:
Tue-Sat 13-19
N.B. Closed during 1 month in the summer
(usually last week of July and first 3 weeks of August
and also between Christmas and the New Year's Eve)

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