Le Marais is one of my favourite areas in Paris to wander around. This is how I discovered bookshop Les mots a la bouche (Words in the mouth). I like the smell of books that you feel as soon as you step in and the friendliness of the staff. Like many other independent bookshops, they read plenty of the books they have and you can always have a chat about recommendations and novelties.
As an LGTB-focused bookshop it is the best place to look for printed material of any kind related to homosexual and lesbian issues: books, reviews and magazines, but also DVDs and cartoons, everything you may think of is there. They have an English language section and also a website where you can buy and also reserve and collect in the shop.
This is a thematic bookshop but it also has general books. The bookshop was victim of the gentrification of Le Marais district and is going to change location. It seems that some luxury shop (Doc Martins shoes) will open instead. But they found a new location and soon they will move to 37 rue Saint Ambroise. We will keep you updated about that.