Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Abbey Bookshop


The Abbey is yet another lovely little bookshop in Paris with its wares spilling out onto the sidewalk. (But it  looks like someone needs to have their mouth washed out with soap! Tsk, tsk.)  Since 1989, it is another Parisian source for English language books from around the world.

29 rue de la Parcheminerie
75005 Paris
Métro: St. Michel/Cluny la Sorbonne

25 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ha! I remember my Mom threatening my brother & I with that very same idea! I can't imagine what it was we said...
I love bookstores such as this. Great shot Virginia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A veritable treasure chest Virginia, although most of the books will probably be in French, no matter, just looking and soaking up the atmosphere would be fine!

Sweet said...

Fantastic shot. Love this kind of small shops.. :)
Have a nice day.

Shell Sherree said...

It's certainly overflowing ~ I wonder if they have a hard time squooshing it all back in every night.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I believe I was there on my last day in Paris....bargains galore on that day!!! Anita

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I would love to spend some time inside that store. I'm rather surprised it looks so unkempt on the outside though.
Sam

Leif Hagen said...

A book lover's dream! It would be fun to squeeze through there!

Janey and Co. said...

I bet there are treasures to be found in there.But, gosh that building is eye candy...I can imagine it being an elegant restaurant.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love visiting this kind of shop!Great photography!
Léia

Daryl said...

I bet there's a wonderful old book smell to the place ..

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love saying the name of this street as it just rolls off the tongue. I love this building and the books stacked high over the transom window.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Treasures in there. And outside.
Love the carved wall also.
Costas

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I did not know that Abbey. Thank you Virginia. Lovely picture too, in spite of the graffitti. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Petrea Burchard said...

My kind of place.

Pamela said...

I could spend an entire day here!
I am so passionate about books and so is my hubby and son thank goodness!! Love the old building!

Starman said...

That's no way to talk about somebody's mother.

Harriet said...

I love book stores; I love beautiful stone walls; I love balconies; and I love old doors. The color tones in this photo are just right. No matter the cluttered look.

Paris Paul said...

Maybe not wash their mouths out with soap but certainly their pens!

jennyfreckles said...

It looks like treasure trove...too bad I don't read French. But I believe I'd still enjoy browsing here.

Alexa said...

I blew this up to see the other "message"—this person needs to have their mouth washed out twice! Gave me a good laugh though. And the place looks (otherwise) absolutely charming.

Jack said...

It would be fun to pore over the books in search for treasure.

Witness said...

so quaint!!!!!

martinealison said...

Un véritable paradis... (dommage pour les écrits sur le mur)
Gros bisous

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Wow, so many books!!! And I love those baskets!

Julie said...

I wonder where that expression comes from: bad language being punished by having one's mouth washed out with soap. Did it ever actually occur?

Love the arches ... and the colours.