FRANCE

Brousses et Villaret      
Moulin a Papier de Brousses,
M. Durand
11390 Brousses et Villaret 04 6826 6743 Papermill
Grignan      
Atelier Musee Livre et Typographie, Maison du Bailli, 26230 Grignan 04 7546 5716  
Lyon      
Musee de l'Imprimerie
et de la Banque
13 rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002 Lyon 04 7837 65 98 Museum of Printing and Banking.
Paris
   
Atelier la Feuille d'Or
7, rue de La Tour d'Auvergne 75009 Paris
01 42 82 17 36
A real-live finishing studio with fantastic tool collection and windows looking out onto the colorful streetlife of the neighborhood. One of the partners, Pascale Therond, speaks English.
Boulevard des Ecritures Puces de Saint Ouen,
Marche Vernaison
99 rue des Rosiers,
Allee 7, stand 128
(bis) 06 6098 4052 (Sat/Sun/Mon)
(eves) 01 4626 7823
 
Calligrane 4 et 6 rue du Pont Louis Philippe, 75004, Paris 01 4804 3189 Distributor of quality papers, notably Fabriano. Next door to the above. Along with the Compagnonage Bookstore on the quai nearby, this street is turning into the modern equivalent of a medieval ‘book-maker's’ street (the original, the Rue des Parcheminiers, is across the Seine). (Paul Werner)
Charbonnel
13 quai de Montebello,
75005, Paris.
Metro St. Michel
01 4354 2346
All manner of printing inks, armenian bole in large jars, materials for gilding. A beautiful shop near Notre Dame, on the Left Bank of the Seine.
Comptoir de l'Imprimerie Nationale
27 rue de la Convention,
75732 Paris
01 4058 3000
The bookshop of publications of the nation of France.
Comptoir des Ecritures-l' Aractere 35 rue Quincampoix, 75004, Paris
01 4278 9510
A gallery, classrooms and supplies in the center of Paris. (Paul Werner)
Coutellerie Pajon 12 rue des Carmes, 75005, Paris
Metro Maubert-Mutualite
01 4326 7045 A superb knife shop, with specialized items for bookbinding.
Imprimerie Mourlot
49 rue du Montparnasse,
75011, Paris
01 43 27 63 74 The most famous lithography studio in Paris, right in the heart of Montparnasse. Ask if you can stop in for a visit. Mme. Mourlot produces livres d'artistes. There are lots of charming Breton creperies on this street in my old neighborhood, for lunch or dinner.
Jullien 42 rue St. Jacques, 75005, Paris
Metro Maubert-Mutualite
01 4354 5256 An extraordinary shop specializing in leather for bookbinding. Mr. Tafani, the manager, speaks English. Michel and Patrice are very patient and will help you carefully select your leather. Be sure to look at 2nd and 3rd quality skins, as they are fine for bands, spines, onlays, quarter bindings and small books.
Le Chat Huant 50-52 rue Galande,
75005, Paris
01 4633 6756 Run by Ines Ingelnick, a Chinese calligrapher.
Some supplies, but mostly Ines herself, who keeps tabs on the calligraphy scene. (Paul Werner)
Les Enluminures 34 allée Riesener, Le Louvre des Antiquaires, 2,
Place du Palais-Royal, 75001, Paris
01 4260 1558 Run by Sandra Hindman, a respected scholar who shares her time between Chicago and Paris. Fine collection of medieval manuscripts and pages; Dr. Hindman has also developed an interest in nineteenth-century and early twentieth century works. (Paul Werner)
L' Espace Ecriture 20 Place des Vosges, 75004, Paris . 01 4461 0118 Right-Bank shop with glass pens, lettering postcards, etc. In the back room a superb collection of antique letter-boxes, tables, etc. They sell quills - $10.00 for the goose, $14.00 for the swan. The owner couldn't tell which was which. (Paul Werner)
Librairie du Musee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
9 rue Gaston de St. Paul,
75116, Paris
01 5367 4046
Bookshop of the Museum of Modern Art.
Librairie du Musee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 ave Pré Wilson,
75016, Paris
01 5367 4045
 
Librairie Musee du Louvre 75001, Paris
Metro Louvre
01 4020 5050 The bookshop of the Louvre.
Worth a visit.
Librairie Musee Pompidou 19, rue Beaubourg
Metro Les Halles.
01 4478 1233 The bookshop of the Pompidou/Beaubourg Museum - worth a visit. Quirky books, postcards, cool stuff. And outside, the mimes, acrobats, bands and chanteuses will fascinate as you wander toward the fountain sculptures by Niki de St. Phalle and Jean Tinguely.
Librairie Nicaise, 145 Boulevard St Germain,
75006, Paris
Metro St. Germain des Pres.
01 43 26 62 38 Contemporary artist's books and livres d'artiste with ongoing exhibitions of superb and innovative works.
Librairie You-Feng 45 rue Monsieur le Prince,
75006, Paris
01 4325 8998 Chinese books and calligraphy supplies. Numerous listings for classes are posted in the window. (Paul Werner)
Magasin Sennelier
3 quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris.
01 4260 7215
01 4260 2938
Fantastic shop filled with art supplies, on the Left Bank of the Seine near the antiques district and Ecole de Beaux Arts. Many lively student cafes nearby.
Mélodies Graphiques 10, rue du Pont Louis Philippe,
75004, Paris
01 4274 5768 Another good place to look for information and other supplies, with scribes wandering in to test the pens, and Eric de Tugny, the owner, offering advice and information. Occasional displays of calligraphic artworks. (Paul Werner)
RELMA 3 rue des Poitevins, 75006, Paris
Metro St. Michel
01 4325 4052 Decorative paper, tools and leather, plus equipment large and small for bookbinding. An amazing shop with anything you've ever dreamed of wanting or needing. Mr. Olivier speaks English.
Rougier et Plé 13/15 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003, Paris 01 4454 8100 A major craft supplier. There is another store in Paris, several more in the suburbs and in the provinces. They also sell by mail. The section on calligraphy is predictably small, the selection of bookbinding supplies, impressive: presses of all types, gilding supplies, etc. They also sponsor free demonstrations and workshops, and supply considerable technical information. Check their bin of leather scraps: they're sold by the kilo. A good bulletin board in the basement. (Paul Werner)
Shakespeare & Co
(previously Le Mistral)
37 rue Bucherie, 75005, Paris
Metro St. Michel
01 4326 9650 Colorful, full of flavor - and books - and worth a stop. Faces Notre Dame at the edge of the Latin Quarter.
*More information about Paris can be found at Paul Werner's website * http://pages.nyu.edu/~ptw1