The Best Independent Bookstores in Nice

Nice has some wonderful independent bookstores
Nice has some wonderful independent bookstores | © electricnude / Flickr
Alex Ledsom

Nice has lots of great little independent bookstores. Here’s our list of the best.

1. Librairie Jean Jaures

Bookstore

Run by three brothers, this is a huge bookstore selling everything from English fiction to science fiction. It runs workshops for kids as well as reading festivals and book signings.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays.

2. Librarie Quartier Latin

Bookstore

This bookstore covers everything. It has study books, kids books, fiction, and non-fiction. You can buy online too.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays.

3. Thierry Margo

Bookstore, Store

The Thierry Margo bookstore in Nice
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This is a delightful little store full of art books of every kind.

4. Au Brouillon de Culture

Bookstore

This is a great little second-hand bookstore in the center of Nice that has all its books separated by topic, with an English section too.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed Sundays.

5. Librarie Masséna

Bookstore

With branches in Antibes and Nice, and a very comprehensive website, this bookstore can’t be considered small, but it is independent. It sells everything and the staff are friendly.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sundays.

6. Les Fictionautes

Bookstore

This is a great little comic bookstore in the district of Jean-Medecin. Follow them on Facebook to find out what they have in stock.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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