Mar 16th, 2017, 12:16 PM

Discover Used Book Stores

By Manuela Diago
Image Credit: Manuela Diago
Forget Shakespeare & Co. Find new reads at these Insta-worthy bookstores

If you ask most anyone at AUP where you can get English books in Paris, the first answer you will get is Shakespeare & Co. Not to take any praise away from the famously known bookshop and café but you can find the same books and have that old-feel experience in many other shops for a far more affordable price. That's why I am here to broaden your horizons and take you with me through used bookstores with hidden treasures. 

1. Used Book Café


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Located in Le Marais, this café brings you two things we love: food and endless stories. They have a library with over 10,000 books that you can choose from and a menu with a variety of foods that will only have you drooling.  You can also enjoy their store which offers various kinds of little trinkets.

111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 

2. San Francisco Book Company


Image Credit: Wikimedia/Mitch Altman


This little shop is filled with books, you will find them stacked on the floor, on top of the shelves, everywhere. You could spend an entire afternoon looking around the shop and still not get through nearly half of the titles. 

17 Rue Monsieur-le-Prince 75006

3. The Abbey Bookshop


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Located near the touristic Latin Quarter, this bookshop is a hidden gem in the streets of Paris. Brought over from Canada over 20 years ago, they offer over 35,000 titles in English that you can choose from. 

29 Rue de la Parcheminerie 75005

4. Berkeley Books of Paris


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Brought over from the Bay Area, this bookshop is one of the most organized of them all. Besides looking around for books you have the added benefit of being able to sit around and read as well as enjoy some coffee or tea. 

8 Rue Casimir Delavigne 75006

I encourage you all to walk out into the streets we love so much and enjoy these small shops that have so much to offer.