What's on in Paris in Winter 2012/2013

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Paris Bookshops in US/European & Japanese Languages
Opera area Brentano's
English books

Books in English on a host of subjects from business to travel, as well as international press.

37, avenue de l'Opéra, Paris 1st
Metro: Pyramides
Phone 33(0)1 42 61 52 50
Open: every day except Sundays
10:00 to 19:00
Rue de Rivoli /
Concorde area
W.H. Smith
English books
Truly British, this is where you can find British and American novels, history books, guide books, encyclopedias, business and travel books to your heart's delight. You may even find some famous people browsing, standing just next to you, as I did when I saw Richard Burton... but it was alas some twenty years ago, when he was still of this world.
W.H. Smith
248, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st
Phone 33(0)1 44 77 88 99
Metro: Concorde
Open 9:30 to 18:30
Closed: Sundays
Rue de Rivoli /
Tuileries area
Art-related English books
A 200-year-old 'landmark', once publisher of the first English-language newspaper in Paris as well as book publisher and reading room until the end of the 19th century, and still in the hands of the Galignani family, this bookshop has been at the same address since 1845. It is now specialized in—and celebrated for—international art books; you can find all the best books about the arts and fashion, but you may also find artists and fashion designers browsing too.
224, rue de Rivoli, Paris 1st
Phone: 33(0)1 42 60 76 07
Metro: Tuileries
Open 10:00 to 19:00
Closed: Sundays
Place des Vosges /
Marais / Ile St. Louis area
The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
English books

Recently under new management, this general literary English bookstore includes a large children's section. It also hosts some wonderful readings from international writers and poets.

The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
13 rue Charles V, Paris 4th
Phone: 33(0)1 01 42 77 42 17
Metro: Saint Paul
Open 9:30 to 19:00
Closed: Sunday mornings
Saint-Michel /
Notre Dame area
Shakespeare and Company
English books—and Italian, German, Russian and Spanish too!

It's the 'treasure island' of English language bookshops. There is a familiar air of Stratford-Upon-Avon about this quaint bookshop that is in fact 'Upon Seine'. It was also the favorite bookshop of James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, and remains the favorite of many living American and English writers.

Shakespeare and Company,
37, rue de la Bûcherie, Paris 5th
Phone 33(0)1 43 26 96 50 Metro: Saint-Michel
Open from mid-day to midnight
Saint-Michel area La Librairie Internationale
International books in modern Languages

Novels, biographies, travel, languages, videos integrating a large and well-organized computer-assisted learning area, this bookshop also includes books and videos for children.

La Librairie Internationale
78, Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris 6th
Phone 33(0)143 26 42 70
Metro: Saint-Michel
Open 10:00 to 19:00
Closed: Sundays
Opera area Village Voice
English and North American Books

Best-sellers, literature, biographies, art books, novels and philosophy are presented in this bookshop.

Village Voice
6, rue Princesse, Paris 6th
Phone 33(0)1 46 33 36 47
Metro: Mabillon
Open 11:00 to 20:00
(Mondays from 14:00 to 20:00)
Closed: Sundays
Bastille area Attica
Language learning

This bookshop has a unique collection representing material from books to cassettes and vidéos to learn or practice 200 languages.

64, rue de la Folie-Méricourt,
Paris 11th.
Metro: Oberkampf
Open 10:00 to 19:00
(Mondays from 14:00 to 19:00)
Closed: Sundays

Rivoli/Tuileries area Book Forum Junku
Japanese Books

Beautiful art books as well as Japanese literature and culture.

Book Forum Junku
18, rue des Pyramides, Paris 1st
Phone 33(0)1 42 60 89 12
Metro: Pyramides
Open 10:00 to 19:00
Closed: Sundays

Hotel de Ville / Place des Vosges area La Tour de Babel
Italian Books

A bookshop with an interesting collection of literature and art books in Italian or French.

La Tour de Babel
10, rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris 4th
Phone 33(0)1 42 77 32 40
Metro:Saint Paul
Open 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 19:00
Closed: Mondays and Sundays

La Maison du Livre Italien
Italian Books

Large collection of Italian literature, art books, travel guides in Italian. Perfect for learning about Italy's literature, art and culture.

La Maison du Livre Italien
54, rue de Bourgogne, Paris 7th
Open 9:00 to 18:30,
Saturdays from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Mondays and Sundays

Beaubourg area Marissal
German Books

If you have just visited the Centre Pompidou and it's wonderful Modern Art Museum and, of course if you read German, visit this bookshop that specializes in German literature and art books, but also sells newspapers.

42, rue Rambuteau, Paris 3rd
Phone 33(0)1 42 74 37 47
Metro: Rambuteau
Open 10:30 to 19:30,
Closed: Sundays

Art Lovers' Paris