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.