Here are the most unusual Parisian bookstores
Published on Saturday, 15 September 2018 in the category Visit Paris
As you know by its history and culture, Paris, the City of Light, definitely has a literary flair. But are you familiar with the city’s most intriguing and unusual bookshops? The Paris France Hotel offers an overview of the librairies you simply must visit during your stay in the capital.
L'Eau et les Rêves; books afloat
Like a fantasy about sailors exploring imaginary continents, the bookshop l'Eau et les Rêves (Water and Dreams) is hidden away in a barge moored on the Canal de l'Ourcq. Here you’ll find a comprehensive selection of tomes all related in some way to a maritime theme. Just step on board and browse the stock while being gently rocked by the wavelets.
PUF; the bookshop with empty shelves
Located in the Latin Quarter, the Presses Universitaires de France bookshop invites you on a journey into the future. Here you won’t find any books to flip through on the shelves. Why? Because the PUF bookshop offers to print on demand your choice of any of the millions of titles in its abundant catalogue while you wait. Amazing!
Bolek; the novels booth
You’ll have seen them often; the newspaper kiosks scattered through the streets are part of the heritage of the capital. But what if, instead of just newspapers and chewing gum, you could find an exciting novel in one of these places? Well, Bolek is a one-of-a-kind kiosk owned by a reading enthusiast who only sells used novels.
The centrally located Paris France Hotel
Located in the heart of the capital, the Paris France Hotel is the ideal establishment for a relaxing and typically Parisian break. Here you can let yourself be carried away by the charm of the small streets, traditional brasseries ... and the capital’s most unusual bookshops!