When it comes to bookshops in Paris, the most famous is without a doubt Shakespeare & Co. But if you make the effort to walk two streets further, The Abbey Bookshop is what you find. This Canadian bookshop sells probably the same english literature (I am not sure since I didn’t feel like standing in line to enter Shakespeare & Co), but is much more quiet and I didn’t encounter one single tourist here.. Here you can explore thousands of books, stacked on bookshelves or piled up against the walls, while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee offered by the owners. Definitely a must-visit when you’re a bookworm visiting Paris.
all photos by me