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We offer over 40,000 titles in-store and order titles from all over the Anglo-American world.

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Abbey Bookshop
29 Rue de la Parcheminerie

75005 PARIS

Monday - Saturday, 10AM - 7Pm

Sunday 2PM- 7PM

01 46 33 16 24

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In 1989, Brian Spence, who hails from Toronto, crossed the Atlantic to bring his Abbey Bookshop to an international audience. The Abbey Bookshop in Paris’s Latin Quarter has for the last twenty years become a cultural epicenter for Canadians, Anglophones and Anglophiles from all corners of the world. Although offering a wide variety of Canadian books, its main attraction is an eclectic collection of over 35,000 titles in English ranging from scholarly to popular literature.
The shop sits on rue de la Parcheminerie, originally named rue des Escrivains for the scribes and scriveners who were the heart of the Parisian book trade until parchmentmakers replaced them in the late Middle Ages. On July 1, 1989 the Abbey Bookshop brought the book trade back to this historic street.

The building Spence serendipitously discovered for his shop is the eighteenth-century Hotel Dubuisson, one of the most handsome in the Latin Quarter. The historic “hôtel” is protected as a monument for its picturesque façade, sculptural decoration and carved doors.

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  • Simon Kuper Book Launch
    Simon Kuper Book Launch
    Fri, May 24
    May 24, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Paris, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
    May 24, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Paris, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
    Simon Kuper will be launching his new book ‘Impossible City: Paris in the 21st Century’ on the 24th of May at 7:30 at the Abbey Bookshop.

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