Saturday, October 2, 2010

Old Bookstore Paris

I stumbled upon this antique book store
my last day in Paris last year
at closing time~

This year it is on the top of my list
to go my first day back.
I like to think about who's shelves they once sat~

I love Old French Books...

I don't read in French, but my imagination

speaks the most romantic love stories that took

place in France...

or sometimes maybe a very mysterious history lesson~

St. Germain des Pres

Paris, France



All photos taken by FrenchBlue


  1. I love books too, and I know that those are beautiful. The store looks gorgeous from the outside.
    Have a nice trip.

  2. Wonderful! I can see why you want to go back.

  3. old books in any language are a real daughter and I spend hours in used books stores....library also....I really don't under stand people that don't read...they are missing so much....the imagination is a wonderful your blog

  4. I would sooooo love to browse there!!!

  5. I do love those bookstores . It is a gift you have to wait ..... now you can dream and dream and dream about what you will find when the big moment has come .....
    Don't you love those dreams ....
    Have a wonderful week !

  6. I think I missed this bookstore Janet and I was in the area everyday. it must have been tucked into a hidden street and what a shame! When are you leaving? So excited for you! Much love XO

  7. Oh yes....this store looks amazing! What fun.

    May your Fall day be filled with blessings upon blessings...I am off to make something with pumpkin today...don't know what but I know it will be yummy!

    Don't you love Autumn?!!!


  8. Is there anything better that spending an afternoon in an old bookshop? We had a lovely one in our downtown, complete with comfy wing-back chairs, tables, and even a shop kitty to purr his hello to you when you entered. Unfortunely, like so many Mom and Pop shops, they were unable to stay open. At least I was able to enjoy your wonderful photos.
    --Lee Ann
    PS-If you'd like, stop by my blog to see a recent post I did on "book love!" I'd be honored.

  9. It looks amazing! I've never been to that store! I'm going to Paris again in two weeks so I will definitely look for it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love quaint book stores, the new and improved mega book stores, may have cappuccino's but they are short of ambiance and actually good books to read. and of course you probably have been to Shakespeare and Company store that the wonderful Sylvia Beach ran at 12 rue de l'Odeon, where the young Ernest Hemingway
    helped put it on the world map.
    Do visit

    Love to hear your stories when you return,,,


  11. That atmosphere is fabulously nice here...

    Just awesome photos,dear Janet!
    Come by me and look also my inspirationfrom Paris...

    Hugs and Love,

  12. I too love French bookstores... This one looks particularly lovely. When is your next trip?

  13. Such a charming little bookstore. I get a nostalgic feeling looking into those beautiful, old windows. I adore old, French books.

    Have a splendid time!


  14. Hiii,
    Just found you via French Essence, looking forward to reading more of your blog!
    Check out the post I did on la Brocante, I have a feeling you might like it!

    Northern Light

  15. oooh! enjoy! it looks magnifique!! who needs to know how to read it!? have someone read it to you!!! Ooh la la!!

  16. I am thinking of all of the fabulous finds in this bookstore. One could get lost for hours!

    Art by Karena

  17. Living among so many antique bookstores is dangerous because I always stop and browse.
    Greetings from Paris!

  18. Well I just love all these books and this amazing blog! Wow, Wow, wow! Its is where I would live if I could live anywhere beside home:)
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for your sweet compliment about the house:(

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