Located in former slaughterhouses, today they smell of old books, with a charming atmosphere!
The antique and used Book Market was founded in 1987 under the awnings along Georges Brassens park (hence the name) near the Porte de Vanves, in the 15th Arrondissement. It is held every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year. Yes, yes, every weekend, without exception!
A unique place
Once slaughterhouses for horses, this Baltard-style building now houses the Georges Brassens Book Market. This magnificent covered market has a unique charm, in a location charged with history. In summertime, it is the perfect place to cool off. As for rainy days, lovers of old editions will find a welcome refuge.
Who can we find?
Unlike the bouquinistes scattered along the Seine, this exceptional market brings together sixty booksellers in the same place every week. Some are also extremely loyal and show up each week. Others come more occasionally, thereby offering visitors a variety of choices. The Brassens Market (as its called by professionals) is now recognized as THE place to shop by many professionals and amateurs, French and foreign alike. Enthusiastic sellers discuss history, literature or philosophy with all passersby, all frantic, passionate about new discoveries.
What can we find ?
Collectors and readers alike certainly will find happiness in a huge selection of antique books (from before 1815), used books or out-of-print editions hard to find in stores. You will also find wonderful books with old-style leather bindings or works rich with illustrations in the form of engravings. Some still bear the annotations by the author, a detail that brings real emotion to readers.
Prices are generally affordable; €1-3 for a paperback and €5-10 for a classic book. Expect to pay a little (much) more if you are looking for collectible books !
104 rue Brancion, 15th Arrondissement
Every Saturday and Sunday of the year
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Metro: Porte de Vanves (Line 4)