Paris’ street-side cafés and coffee culture are an avid reader’s dream, and its bookstores are even better. Here are some of our favorites.
Located in the 5th arrondissement, Shakespeare and Company is one of the city’s most iconic bookstores. It’s a bit touristy but still well worth a visit, as it boasts a vibrant history of association with The Lost Generation of expats who inhabited Paris in the 1920s (i.e. Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald).
Once boasting a bohemian flair, La Hune in the 6th arrondissement, is now home to a refined collection of French literature and books on the humanities, as well as a great collection of fine arts and cinema books.
Librairie Galignani was the first English bookshop established on the continent in 1801, located along the Jardin des Tuileries near the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement. It houses an impressive collection of English and French literature and history.
Located in the 11th arrondissement, the small bookstore Violette & Co. makes a big statement, offering a selection of books aimed at educating the public on women’s rights, homosexuality, religion and other social subjects.
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I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
There are few things as adult-ish as a well-designed living space. When you stop strewing your Ikea coffee table with old magazines and straw wrappers, and start creating a “lewk” that’s more your style, it’s time to invest in a coffee table book. Sometimes pricey, these are not the tomes you curl up with in your cozy chair. They’re often hefty, artistic and fun and, if chosen correctly, a true representation of your own sense of style and interests.
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