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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

abbeybookshop@wanadoo.fr
 

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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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Abbey Bookshop Events

May 10, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
American University Of Paris Library
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Upcoming Events

  • Wed, May 10
    American University Of Paris Library
    May 10, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    American University Of Paris Library, 6, rue du Colonel Combes
    May 10, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    American University Of Paris Library, 6, rue du Colonel Combes
    Jonathan Simons, founding editor of the offline publishing house Analog Sea, in conversation with Marc-Olivier Bherer of le monde
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  • At the moment we sadly do not have any events planned.
    At the moment we sadly do not have any events planned.
    Sun, Oct 09
    The Abbey Bookshop
    Oct 09, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
    The Abbey Bookshop, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
    Oct 09, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
    The Abbey Bookshop, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
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  • Sun, Dec 20
    Paris Gare de Lyon
    Dec 20, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
    Paris Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75571 Paris, France
    Dec 20, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
    Paris Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75571 Paris, France
    A walk to France's most perfect chateau: Vaux-le-Vicomte, decorated for Christmas!
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  • The Spy Who Inspired Me
    The Spy Who Inspired Me
    Sat, Dec 12
    the Abbey Popshop
    Dec 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    the Abbey Popshop, 38 bis Boulevard Beaumarchais
    Dec 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    the Abbey Popshop, 38 bis Boulevard Beaumarchais
    A mission to unmask traitors in the French Resistance Network... and the woman who made it all happen.
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  • An Act of Imagination
    An Act of Imagination
    Sun, Nov 08
    29 Rue de la Parcheminerie
    Nov 08, 2020, 3:00 p.m. CST
    29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
    Nov 08, 2020, 3:00 p.m. CST
    29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris, France
    Meet Oscar the bee, who makes honey from poetry, or an outlaw pickle who rides a giraffe! There's a whale with two tails, another with wings, and the Dontknowsians who don't know a thing. Calling kids of all ages to join us for an afternoon of imagination, and more.
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