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A place to browse

I was completely mesmerised by the wonderfully festive and beautiful window display and simply had... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
KatharineJC
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Kent, United Kingdom
Great souvenir stop

I love my retro Paris mug for only 6 euros... Probably the only deal I got in Paris, ha ha! They... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SusieC637
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 Jan 2018
“A place to browse”
4 days ago
“Great souvenir stop”
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love my retro Paris mug for only 6 euros... Probably the only deal I got in Paris, ha ha! They had a lot of cute souvenirs that are a step up from the typical magnet and postcard shops.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I happened upon this store and was so enchanted, I went back the next day. Whereas it is VERY disappointing that the PUBLIC's interest in books is waning, (therefore, Brentano's is no longer the bookstore it used to be,) it is a magnificent place with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I was completely mesmerised by the wonderfully festive and beautiful window display and simply had to see inside. Appears to be more of a card / knick-knacks / gift shop than for books but definitely worth a visit. In the UK we've got so many...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KatharineJC
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Brentanos's used to be a good source for book lovers. It is now mainly a shop for greeting cards and gifts. The selection is good if you are interested in stocking up on cards and there is the occasional book that you may come across.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank S H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I have been here since 3 months, and this is my second visit. I enjoy this wonderful bookstore filled with books in English for all ages. Be sure to venture around the corner toward the back to discover decorative plates, and so many unique items....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We passed in front of this beautiful bookshop and at the entrance there were some books for children that caught my son and daughter's attention, so we went in. A very professional and gentle employee got us into buying several books. I was still looking...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jenfeller
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I am an older very honest Canadian woman. I bought a small gift item here yesterday. When I showed it to my husband in the hotel room he noticed that the clasp failed to close properly. I went back today and asked to exchange it...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank marniebeau
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Although I live in Paris, this shop never fails to tempt with its choice of books in English on a Paris theme for all ages. Although it appears small at first glance, check out the selection of gift ideas, pictures and art de table items...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank JillC78
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Having lost my book en route to Paris, I was very pleased to find this shop. I was even more pleased to find a good selection of English publications amongst the French ones. The shop also sold souvenirs of a better quality than the usual...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Rubyann40
Reviewed 22 March 2015

There are many, many, many souvenir shops in Paris, the vast majority of which sell the same cheap tat but Brentano's was a breath of fresh air. Billed as an American Bookstore it sells not only that but a wide array of quality, French-themed items...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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