Librairie Gourmande

Librairie Gourmande, Paris: Hours, Address, Librairie Gourmande Reviews: 4.5/5

Librairie Gourmande
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Opéra / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
How to get there
  • Sentier • 3 min walk
  • Bourse • 4 min walk
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33 reviews
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Ari M
3 contributions
Interesting selection of English books, too
Nov 2017 • Solo
Well, sadly my French is very limited. But on the second floor they have an interesting selection of books in English. The staff speaks fluent English and can help you.

Highly recommendable.
Written 3 May 2018
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Steven J
Greater Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Cook book heaven
May 2016 • Couples
This is great place for cook books, all the French language books are downstairs, way to many to choose from, upstairs are the English version cookbooks, they also speak good English, they had a great selection of books in English, unfortunately we had them all, but so many books downstairs that I am sure you can find something that will interest you.
Written 5 June 2016
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The_Rock_50
Mount Pearl, Canada532 contributions
What a culinary selection of French cookbooks
Feb 2016 • Couples
If you can read French & love to cook/cookbooks , you may have found heaven in this bookstore. Wow what a culinary selection of French cookbooks. I always find a special book or two every time I visit. This time was no different. A wonderful Gluten free one!
Written 7 March 2016
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LPMIII
Minneapolis, MN17 contributions
Best enophile / chef bookstore ever!
Jun 2014 • Couples
A waiter at my hotel restaurant tipped me off about this spot, and I wasn't disappointed. I had inquired whether the chef had any recommendations for a good bread baking cookbook (in a quest to reproduce une baguette traditionelle) and he suggested that I pay this librairie a visit. It is quaint and easily overlooked - definitely not a tourist attraction, but rather a place where locals shop. The bottom floor is primarily devoted to wine and the top floor la cuisine. If you're lucky, you may even arrive during a book - signing event by one of France's top chef's. I spent over an hour just browsing their section on boulanderie and patisserie, and could have spent hours more. I agree with other reviews regarding the helpful attitude of the staff. I thought they really tried to understand exactly what I wanted, pulled multiple texts off the shelf for me to see, and offered feedback from other patrons about the various titles they showed me. There is a small English section, but this destination is best for French speakers - it will definitely be a destination of mine every time I'm in Paris.
Written 9 June 2014
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Scott Z
Troy, MI77 contributions
My best customer service experience in Paris
Aug 2013 • Solo
After a couple days of doing the touristy Parisian stuff, I needed some shopping therapy. This small bookstore specializes in culinary books. I spent a great deal of time checking out the wine & cocktails sections.

I speak French, but I am not a native French speaker. I have had mixed French language bookstore experiences in before in Montreal. Shopping for literature that's written in something other than your mother tongue can be a scary endeavor if you happen to be dealing with a book snob employee.

The staff here were extremely friendly & helpful. Hands down, the BEST customer service experience I had in Paris. I highly recommend this place for a unique shopping experience.
Written 29 August 2013
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Colby J
Longmont, CO283 contributions
If you are a cook, don't miss this.
May 2013 • Couples
A wonderful book store packed with cook books. Yes, most are in French, but. don't let that deter you. If you are serious about food, language is not a barrier. There are a number of books in English also as well as a fine section of cookbooks for children and I have found some good ones for my grandchildren.
Written 17 May 2013
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jasonelliot77
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia157 contributions
wine and cooking book store
Feb 2013 • Couples
My wife loves cook books and I love wine books. We both loved this fantastic book store that met both of our needs. They also sold some interesting books for my children. They had a decent selection of english books and the staff was very helpful when I had a question.
Written 18 February 2013
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  • Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00


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