french bookshops in london

  • Librairie La Page, 7 Harrington Rd., South Kensington, SW7 3ES. +44 (0)20 7589 5991 South Kensington

    South Kensington's Librairie La Page is friendly and community-minded (lots of kids' books, newspapers and magazines). Regular literary events.

  • Grant & Cutler at Foyles, 4th floor, 107 Charing Cross Rd., WC2H 0DT. +44 (0)20 7440 3248 Tottenham Court Rd.

    Much reduced in the last few years, but with knowledgeable staff and a (busy) cafe one flight up.

  • Skoob Books, 66, The Brunswick, off Marchmont St., WC1N 1AE. +44 (0)20 7278 8760 Russel Sq.

    An outstanding second-hand bookshop with a couple of shelves of French novels.

  • Waterstones, 3rd floor, 82 Gower St., WC1E 6EQ. +44 (0)20 7636 1577 Googe St.

    A small collection with the emphasis on academic texts.

Sadly, Hammersmith's la librarie has now closed their splendid second-hand bookshop, but is reincarnated online, well worth a browse.