Art galleries, hip restaurants and concept stores are rapidly multiplying in the ‘haut Marais’ around République – so although the Rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth is still pretty shabby around the edges, the LO/A (Library of Arts) is just one of a series of shiny new openings along its length. Owners Jeanne Holsteyn and Maxime Dubois are passionate about counter-cultures, visual arts and music, and use the space to share their discoveries and to collaborate with artists. Somewhere between an art bookshop and a gallery, LO/A always has something for creative industry professionals and simple art lovers.
The collection’s theme changes every three months – a country, a city, an artistic trend or an era – explored through a meticulous selection of new and old books, photography, design, fashion, architecture, films and vinyl, and a playlist. There’s also a permanent range of indie magazines and fanzines, and a constant stream of exhibitions, pop-ups and installations. Prices are affordable, and all the events are free – it’s well worth stopping by for a browse and a chat.
|Venue name:||LO/A (Library of Arts)|
17 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 2pm-7pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Temple ou République|