Thematic and specific shops

They are often the opportunity to find rare or very specialized objects, recordings, books in those shops

The capital’s museum shops offer works and objects of a high quality representative of those found in the exhibitions. They are often the opportunity to find rare or very specialized objects, recordings, books, etc..

Institut du monde arabe

Librairie-boutique, Paris © DR

Close to the Jardin des Plantes, the bookshop-shop of the Institut du monde Arabe, designed by Jean Nouvel, has many precious items. Once through the entrance of this magnificent institution encased in moucharabiehs, the bookshop-shop offers a wonderful insight into Arab culture with high-quality exhibition catalogues and books on photography, architecture, craftsmanship…

Librairie-boutique de l’Institut du monde arabe

1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, place Mohammed-V, Paris 5th

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Cinémathèque Française

Paris, Cinémathèque Française, boutique © Fred Atlan - CF

In the Bercy district, the bookshop of the Cinémathèque française is housed in a building designed by the architect Frank O. Gerhy. This bookshop for cinema buffs is situated on the mezzanine of the Cinèmathèque and is the reference in Paris for cinema. The history of cinema, experimental cinema, film music, posters, photos as well as programmed events of meetings between specialists and the public, for greater knowledge of the birth and history of city up to the present.

Librairie de la Cinémathèque française
51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12th

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Jeu de Paume

Façade du Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris © OTCP - DR

The bookshop at the Jeu de Paume, at the Concorde site is a landmark bookshop for all areas of photography, the visual arts and cinema, and has to this day built up a collection of more than 10,000 titles, selected for their quality and relevance. The primary aim of this specialized bookshop is to offer a wide and comprehensive range of books relating to the exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume for visitors. The bookshop also operates a high-quality mail-order service for visitors abroad.

Librairie du Jeu de Paume - Site Concorde
1 place de la Concorde, Paris 8th

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Cité de la musique

Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris - Bâtiment, Paris

The huge bookshop-shop Harmonia Mundi is located between the concert hall and the Musée de la Cité de la musique, situated at the entrance to the Parc de la Villette, in the North of Paris. Music lovers of classic, jazz and world music can choose from among the 9,000 CD and DVD references and benefit from the advice of professionals.

Librairie-boutique Harmonia Mundi - Cité de la musique
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19th

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Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine - Galerie moderne contemporaine, Paris

Linked to the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, just across from the Eiffel Tower,the Moniteur bookshop is entirely devoted to the passionate subject of architecture and stocks works on architecture, town planning and heritage.

Librairie Le Moniteur - Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
1 place du Trocadéro, Paris 16th

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Le Louvre et sa pyramide, Paris © Thinkstock

The big national museums in Paris also have their prestigious bookshops and shops. The Louvre shops, in several wonderful locations at the Carrousel, sell refined and elegant objects like the superb reproductions of jewellery and sculpture from the museum’s collections, as well as an impressive selection of monographs by artists, essays and art books.

Boutiques du musée du Louvre
34 quai du Louvre, Paris 1st

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Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay © OTCP - David Lefranc

The Musée d’Orsay, a former train station built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, has a delightful bookshop-shop. Inspired by the collections of the museum, the shop sells posters, table and home decor objects, exhibition catalogues, etc

Librairie du musée d’Orsay
62 rue de Lille, Paris 7th

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Centre Pompidou

La Boutique du Centre Pompidou, Paris © Yann Audino

Finally, the Flammarion bookshop at Beaubourg, in the Centre Georges-Pompidou offers exhibition catalogues, postcards and multimedia products as well as a large selection of publications on art and design.

Librairie Flammarion - Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris 4th

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