Les Mots à la Bouche Paris

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Les Mots à la Bouche – LGTB bookshop

“Bookshop Les Mots a la Bouche has been forced to move. A 40-year-old Paris institution, is the top LGBT bookshop in France and considered one of the best in the world – a focal point of Paris’s historic gay neighbourhood in the Marais district. But as property speculation in central Paris reaches dizzying heights – it is estimated that at certain times of year there are more Airbnb rentals than residents in the Marais – the bookshop is being forced out by rising rents”. (You can read the rest of this article in The Guardian)

After quite a lot of struggle, the bookshop has re-opened in a new location. 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. 

We are happy that they could continue their mission.

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Details about this spot



Rue Saint-Ambroise 37, Paris

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Opening Times

Mon 11:00 - 20:00, Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00, Sun 12:00 - 20:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)