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Happy Things in Paris: Artazart

I found Artazart Bookstore on accident right after we moved to Paris. We were looking to buy some Polaroid Film and saw on the Impossible Project site that it was sold there. Artazart only sells photography, design, art, and fashion books, some well known and some obscure. It is one of my favorite stores in the world. It is just piles and piles of the most beautiful and inspiring books. (Most of the books are in English or else are just pictures.) I always stop here when I’m showing friends around Paris. Plus it is a good excuse to go sit along Canal Saint-Martin and people watch–not an area the tour books will usually send you but it’s one of my favorite neighborhoods. (My thoughts on collecting art books here.)

Artazart | 83 Quai Valmy, 75010 Paris, France

A special thanks to my sweet friend Valerie Dray for taking these photos. She is one of my favorite things I’ve found here in Paris.

  1. ParisienSalon

    November 16, 2011

    This is one of my favorite places to pass some time in Paris. And one of my favorite places to drop a few euros.

  2. Caroline, No

    November 16, 2011

    It looks a bit like Magma in London. Check it out if you’re here again.

    (I crave a Paris trip everytime I look at your blog!)

  3. Juliette

    November 16, 2011

    I love that place too! And the Canal St Martin is one of the best place to hang out in Paris 🙂

  4. Meg

    November 16, 2011

    I love love love this shop!

  5. Carolyn

    November 16, 2011

    Can we talk about that scarf?! I love it! Where is it from?

  6. Rhianne

    November 16, 2011

    Wow, we stayed just round the corner from there when we visited(!!) but each time we tried to go in it wasn’t open, i was devasted as there were loads of polaroids in there and I really wanted to go in. Next time 🙂

  7. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    November 16, 2011

    Sounds brilliant! I have a massive collection of art books. I buy one (or three or four) from every new place we go- they make the best reminders!

  8. Jess

    November 16, 2011

    I love your scarf! It’s adorbs!!!

  9. And So I Whisper

    November 16, 2011

    I love this place! It is on my list whenever I visit Paris!

  10. Anna

    November 16, 2011

    Paris agrees with you- you look adorable!

  11. lorraine

    November 16, 2011

    Artazar is a really nice place! not far from there are three great restaurants : Sesame, for a healthy lunch or brunch, Cambodge (the best Bo Bun in town), and my favorite : Marcel, a cool place with indian food!
    I LOVE/ADORE your scarf (I’m an elephant fanatic) where is it from ?

  12. Janis

    November 16, 2011

    You look so winter cozy! Love it (especially the scarf).

  13. Mod Human Vintage

    November 16, 2011

    Paris seems like a dream!
    I cannot wait to visit the place… you must be having the time of life living in your new city 🙂

    Also, I just wanted to extend this offer… my vintage shop is now offering 15% off everything!
    coupon code: THANKYOU

    Best Wishes!

    Mod Human Vintage

  14. Gina @ Oaxacaborn

    November 16, 2011

    Have I ever told you Oh, Happy Day is one of my most favoritest blogs in the world! Even when I’m behind on my other blog reading, I always, always, read this one. So inspiring!

    I love that outfit (the scarf is amazing)! Wish I would have known about this amazing little shop when we were in Paris. It looks incredible.

  15. April San Pedro

    November 16, 2011

    Oh I better write the address down in case Ill visit Paris… Paris plus bookstore is such a perfect combination.

  16. modernhaus

    November 16, 2011

    It’s a perfectly beautiful store! I love the rambling, cluttered, collectedness of places like that. Everyone tries to be so sleek and modern and branded nowadays with shops! I really love the tomato-red paint, too!

  17. Rachael

    November 16, 2011

    this place looks amazing but it also spells trouble! i would want to buy every.darn.thing.

  18. How fun! It’s always nice to have a special spot like that you can visit.

    – Sarah

  19. Sam

    November 16, 2011

    Where is that scarf from!?

      • jordan
      • November 16, 2011

      The scarf is from Anthropologie. I bought it last winter.

  20. jennifer

    November 16, 2011

    I thought I saw that scarf at Anthro awhile ago. So excited to hear about that store. I’ve rented an apartment right by canal saint martin in april for a month 🙂 beautiful pics

  21. Carly

    November 16, 2011

    Ditto on the scarf convo going on. It’s a goodie! And I wish it was mine.

  22. SaRaH

    November 29, 2011

    I like this place too. So difficult to get out with only one book…

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