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The Best Independent Bookstores in Bordeaux

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Wandering in a bookstore for hours without worrying about the time is one of the luxuries that tourists can indulge in while on holiday. Those planning to visit Bordeaux, a city known for its rich cultural scene, here are some of the best independent bookstores to find a new bedside book.

Librairie Mollat

Bookstore
Librairie Mollat
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Opened in 1886, Librairie Mollat is the first independent bookstore in France and one of the most famous. This vast contemporary library is one of the most important cultural checkpoints in the city. Over 50 highly qualified librarians who specialize in art history, literature, children’s books, and even fiscal law are there to help patrons finding the perfect book. Librairie Mollat, 15 Rue Vital Carles, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 56 56 40 40
The Librairie Ancienne Laurencier is the epitome of a traditional library. Its ancient charm and peaceful atmosphere make it the perfect spot to get lost in books.
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Quai des Livres

Bookstore
Bookworms will definitively enjoy the Quai des Livres. Regulars love coming to this special place in the historical part of town and choosing from among 80,000 books covering a very wide range of topics at very affordable prices. The venue is also an art gallery that frequently hosts exhibitions.
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Librairie Ancienne Michèle Masson

On the way to a relaxing evening to the Place Saint Pierre, make a halt to the Librairie Ancienne Michèle Masson. The owner, a graduate from the prestigious La Sorbonne, is passionate about old and atypical books covering different topics and from different eras.

Librairie Ancienne Michèle Masson, 8 Rue des Bahutiers, Bordeaux, France, +33 05 56 51 22 26

Librairie La Nuit des Rois

A nice place right in the center of the city. Find many literary gems covering various genres such as cartoons, rare and recent books, or even ancient postcards. The arty décor and the owner’s warm welcoming will make wandering around for a while a unique experience.

Librairie La Nuit des Rois, 38 Rue des Ayres, Bordeaux, France, +33 09 80 92 08 38

Krazy Kat

Bookstore
As homage to the former American comic strip newspaper, Krazy Kat, this bookstore will delight the manga and comic art lovers. The store distinguishes itself with its very photogenic art on the wall, the super helpful staff, and the great coffee customers can enjoy while choosing their next read.
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