It’s not the most atmospheric space or location, but Attica offers a seriously impressive range of educational and specialist books in numerous languages. As well as shelves and shelves of titles on business English, how to perfect your CV or register your business (and their equivalents in everything from French to Russian), there’s a selection of classic fiction (often with reading notes), guidebooks and modern fiction. French materials can be found in translation (Tintin in Chinese, anyone?), and for those making their own way, there are language guides and dictionaries in everything from Arabic to Réunion Creole. Top it all off with knowledgeable staff, a kids section and a small selection of gifts, cards and wrapping paper, and this is a fascinating and endlessly useful address.
106 blvd Richard Lenoir, 11e