Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Librairie des Archives


Located in the Marais, the outside caught my eye before the book filled interior!  It stocks books dedicated to art and artists of the 20th Century. Maybe one day I'll have more time than I did this day, and can step inside for browse.

83 rue Vieille de Temple
75003 Paris

16 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime ces lieux...

Pierre

ALAIN said...

Elle aurait besoin d'un coup de peinture, mais ce genre de détail importe peu aux amoureux des livres.

Vreni said...

I love the shabby outside and all the books inside!

Joe said...

It all looks so wonderfully rustic both inside and out. Suggests a treasure is somewhere to be found.

M said...

Very eye catching ... I could lose myself amidst those tomes.

Witness said...

how inviting!

Jeanie said...

How close to where I stayed! However did I miss this! It's a splendid photo, Virginia.

JudyMac said...

This, Virginia, is a picture this bibliophile really loves. I think I did a quick breeze-through, but could easily have spent the day. Your picture makes it look so warm and welcoming. Like you, maybe next time. :-)

JoeinVegas said...

I like the booksellers in the stands along the Seine. We've brought home some old ones from those guys.

Alexa said...

Oooooh—like a kid in a candy store! Right, V?

La Petite Gallery said...

I wish that I could make one more trip to Paris. I can never get enough of it. yvonne

Palomasea said...

My kind of shop...lovely...

Starman said...

Maybe they can get one of their artist friends to repaint the place before it rots.

Mary said...

Oh i'd love this place! I know it! If only i could twitch my nose like Samantha and BE there! Books, books and more books!!

Jack said...

Don't you wish there were some way to preserve the worn look of the exterior without exposing the structure to damage? It reminds me of the young men who consciously keep about a two day stubble at all times.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you must Virginia, what a treasure trove..bet all the books are written in French though, that could be un petit problem ahs!