The Old Butcher’s Bookshop, Paris

On the longest street in Paris, at the edge of the Luxembourg Gardens, sits a unique little bookshop that’s often overlooked. While the famous Shakespeare & Co is chock-full with tourists everyday, outside Le Pont Traversé at 62 Rue de Vaugirard, the lone passerby is occasionally browsing the bookstand at leisure. So I thought I’d give this undiscovered Parisian literary nest a big flashing neon arrow on the internet to help send a few bookshop lovers their way.

We need to take a closer look to uncover the neat little secret about this charming bookshop. Above the windows, tucked away in the nooks of the royal blue facade, cast your eyes on the golden bulls heads, indicating that this corner shop hasn’t always been selling books.


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