LO/A (Library of Arts)

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© Camille Malissen
© Camille Malissen
© Camille Malissen
© Camille Malissen
© Camille Malissen

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)
Address: 17 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 2pm-7pm
Transport: Métro : Temple ou République
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