Friday Fun: Bookshops in Lyon

Starting a little early today, as I’ll soon be heading off to the Quais du Polar crime festival in Lyon, one of my favourite events of the year. So a great excuse to combine two of my favourite things: bookshops and the beautiful city of Lyon. At last count, Lyon boasted 21 independent bookshops (as well as well-stocked big chains such as Fnac and Decitre). Long may they live on!

Vivement Dimanche, from their website.
Vivement Dimanche, from their website.
The staff at Vivement Dimance will do anything to inform and entertain you. (from their website)
The staff at Vivement Dimance will do anything to inform and entertain you. (from their website)

 

 

Entrance to Le Bal des Ardents. From Pinterest.
Entrance to Le Bal des Ardents. From Pinterest.
Au Bonheur des Ogres specialises in crime fiction and noir.
Au Bonheur des Ogres specialises in crime fiction and noir.
L'Esprit Livre (from their website).
L’Esprit Livre (from their website).
Libraire de France, from lyoncapitale.fr
Libraire de France, from lyoncapitale.fr
Libraire Diogene, from yelp.fr
Libraire Diogene, from yelp.fr

Now, I haven’t been to Lyon in a while, so I cannot guarantee that all of these look exactly like this at the moment. However, I’ll be meeting one of my favourite bloggers there, Emma from Book Around the Corner, who is resident in Lyon and she’ll point me in the right direction.

Have a good weekend and I’ll be back soon with quotes, images and impressions from the festival.

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20 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Bookshops in Lyon”

  1. I loved Lyon and would love to return again. I also met up with Emma there and she’ll give you a great time I’m sure. I think her favorite bookstore is not mentioned in your post, so hopefully it’ll be an excuse for her to show it to you 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Book Around The Corner and commented:
    Hi everyone

    I usually don’t reblog posts but I couldn’t help reblogging this one.

    That’s Lyon and its great bookstores, although I’d add the wonderful Librarie Passages

    See you in a few hours, Marina Sofia Sofia.

    Have a nice day

    Emma

    1. That’s the second person I’m meeting in real life after a virtual friendship – who said the blogging world doesn’t have its good, nay, excellent parts?

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