A literary retreat – discover the finest bookstores in Paris
Published on 4 September 2017 in Entertainment
Les Plumes Hotel is a comfortable and welcoming base from which to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing summer. Plus, thanks to our advantageous location, the whole of Paris is accessible to lovers of art and literature. Here is a selection of some of the best bookstores in Paris where you can rediscover literature during your stay at Les Plumes Hotel.
Shakespeare and Company, a French bookshop with "British" style
This bookstore is ideal if you like quiet places where you can peacefully devour the first few pages of the books you've just bought. An independent bookshop and library with a very English feel, it's the perfect place to fall in love with literature all over again. You'll find Shakespeare and Company at 37 Rue de la Bûcherie in the 5th arrondissement.
La Terrasse de Gutenberg
The Gutenberg Terrace sets the benchmark for contemporary bookshops. While it stocks the great classics, the store aims for a generalist approach. You'll find a little of everything here, from comics and thrillers to psychoanalytic essays. A wide range of literature and novelties makes it an essential port of call on your literary retreat. The entrance to La Terrasse de Gutenberg is at 9, rue Emilio Castelar.
L'Ecume des pages
Discover every literary style in a peaceful atmosphere at this popular bookstore in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district. Located at 174 boulevard Saint-Germain, the store is open day and night. Its specialist staff is always happy to make recommendations and the store boasts a kid's corner where you can reconnect with your childhood heroes.
The Catcher in the Rye
This independent neighbourhood bookshop is all about conviviality. It's the ideal place to exchange notes on books you've read recently or to discuss your favourite authors or classics. You can even pick up recommendations for your autumn reading list. The bookshop at 4 Place Constantin Pecquer has been awarded the Ministry of Culture LIR label - add it to your schedule for your stay at Les Plumes Hotel.