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Le Monte-en-l'air

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Le Monte-en-l'air
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Time Out Says

5 out of 5 stars

Only in Paris, with its world famous literary past, could you call a bookshop a ‘triptych’. But that’s exactly what Guillaume Dumora’s shop is – a hybrid, triple-purpose space with a “curiosity shop” for atypical and disturbing novels, a “gallery” where different paintings and photos are hung every 3 weeks, and the main “librairie”, where you’ll find everything from graphic novels to classic literature and modern poetry. Hang around long enough and you might even catch a live music concert, or meet an author on a book signing.  

In this era of Kindles and other smart reading devices, Le Monte-en-l’air’s arty atmosphere reconciles even the most fervent technophile with the pleasure of flicking through pages and chatting with passionate bookworms. You can even order coffee.

Written by Anna Brooke


71 rue de Ménilmontant / 2 rue de la Mare
Métro: Ménilmontant/Gambetta
Opening hours:
10am-1pm, 2-9pm daily (until 11pm Fri-Sat)
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