ArchiLib is specialized in the elds of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design. A demanding and qualitative selection of 3500 French and foreign titles. A place for living and meeting, the bookshop regularly organizes numerous and varied events : exhibitions, signings, debates, screenings... for professionals wishing to show their work and the concerns that run through it. The gallery responds to the needs for expression of the actors of the world of architecture, landscape and contemporary cities, as well as to the questions of citizens who are increasingly eager to better understand the environment to which they belong.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) gather all the royal documents since the end of Middle Age. The building François-Mit- terand, on the left shore of the Seine, shelters over 13 millions documents both written and video. The keen and the researcher may access those collections in the 4 book shaped buildings, symbols of the minimalism in vogue in the end of the 1990’s. Right in the heart of the esplanade, the cloister shaped garden provides a semblance of peace within the noisy city.
The Huf ngton Post puts Artazart, the emblematic bookshop on the Canal St Martin in the top ten art and design bookshops in the world. Since 2000 its founders Carl Huguenin and Jérôme Fournel, in partnership with the fashion designer Serge Bensimon, is a space for creation in all its forms. The selection of books, reviews and objects is punctuated by the latest in design, the graphic arts and photography.
In activity for ten years, the La Friche bookshop has decided to give itself ‘an architecture’ in keeping with the quality of the books it sells. Dimitri Sautier, interior architect and designer has often worked on multidisciplinary projects. He has a very technical and functional approach and an international perspective.
Mario Poulet et Bahareh Azimi were inspired by Le Corbusier’s holiday cabin at Roquebrune Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur when they went to design a bookshop specialised in architecture, design, urbanism and landscaping, in the Parisian ‘village’ of the Marché d’Aligre.
The bookseller Walther König and the publisher Cahiers d’Art join in the new bookshop with a space of 450sqm within the Palais de Tokyo proposing mainly books on architecture, design, fashion, visual arts and cinema but also gifts and products connected to the exhibitions of the Palais de Tokyo.
Children’s books, rare books, pop-up books, attractive board books, graphical inven- tions, collages, photomontages, fabric books, colouring books, cut-out books, origami, old kamishibai (paper théâtres), Japanese man- gaka...it can all be found in this bookshop run by Alban Caussé and Jacques Desse, two individuals who share a passion for books in all shapes and forms.