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I was completely mesmerised by the wonderfully festive and beautiful window display and simply had... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Kent, United Kingdom

I happened upon this store and was so enchanted, I went back the next day. Whereas it is VERY... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Commack, New York
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37 avenue de l Opera, 75002 Paris, France
Opéra / Bourse
+33 1 42 60 87 37
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

I happened upon this store and was so enchanted, I went back the next day. Whereas it is VERY disappointing that the PUBLIC's interest in books is waning, (therefore, Brentano's is no longer the bookstore it used to be,) it is a magnificent place with...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

I was completely mesmerised by the wonderfully festive and beautiful window display and simply had to see inside. Appears to be more of a card / knick-knacks / gift shop than for books but definitely worth a visit. In the UK we've got so many...More

Thank KatharineJC
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Brentanos's used to be a good source for book lovers. It is now mainly a shop for greeting cards and gifts. The selection is good if you are interested in stocking up on cards and there is the occasional book that you may come across.

Thank S H
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I have been here since 3 months, and this is my second visit. I enjoy this wonderful bookstore filled with books in English for all ages. Be sure to venture around the corner toward the back to discover decorative plates, and so many unique items....More

Thank _carina31burns
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We passed in front of this beautiful bookshop and at the entrance there were some books for children that caught my son and daughter's attention, so we went in. A very professional and gentle employee got us into buying several books. I was still looking...More

Thank Jenfeller
Reviewed May 24, 2016

I am an older very honest Canadian woman. I bought a small gift item here yesterday. When I showed it to my husband in the hotel room he noticed that the clasp failed to close properly. I went back today and asked to exchange it...More

Thank marniebeau
Reviewed January 29, 2016

Although I live in Paris, this shop never fails to tempt with its choice of books in English on a Paris theme for all ages. Although it appears small at first glance, check out the selection of gift ideas, pictures and art de table items...More

1  Thank JillC78
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Having lost my book en route to Paris, I was very pleased to find this shop. I was even more pleased to find a good selection of English publications amongst the French ones. The shop also sold souvenirs of a better quality than the usual...More

1  Thank Rubyann40
Reviewed March 22, 2015

There are many, many, many souvenir shops in Paris, the vast majority of which sell the same cheap tat but Brentano's was a breath of fresh air. Billed as an American Bookstore it sells not only that but a wide array of quality, French-themed items...More

1  Thank Aaron B
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Opera / 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
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