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The hippest art & design bookshop in Paris

Art books ParisArt and Design Book shop ParisArtazart bookshop ParisI wanted to share with you a hip, cosy and totally inspiring bookshop I go to all the time…

After our Sunday brunch at the wonderdul Indian Restaurant Chez Marcel, a walk is always due. The Canal Saint Martin, rain or shine, is the perfect spot for a meander along the waters of Paris and above all, on Sundays, when they make the whole banks pedestrian. The Canal is like a stream of calm and raw Parisian beauty for me.

The last halt of this beautifully languid Sunday is at Artazart. The place to be on Sunday afternoons (ok yes and any other opening time during the week too). A beautiful bookshop full of books on art, photography, design, that also stocks really cool little accessories and sell the super trendy Bikerbag brand “Freitag“. The staff are so friendly, so passionate, so knowledgeable, I am inspired and learn something new everytime I pop in (which is weekly, at least!)! They often organise exhibitions (I saw Patti Smith’s photography here) and some innovative culture events. My point is: you always come out with something new in your head that when you went in.

Artazart also has a really cool vibrant blog if you can’t get to it in person, an online shop too and the address for those who can pop in is:

83, quai de valmy, 75010 Paris

tel: +33 (0)1 40 40 24 00

Artazart Freitag bag

Artazart Paris bookshop

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