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Literary escapade: Bookstores in Rennes, Brittany

July 26, 2020 28 comments

Like all bookworms, I love visiting bookstores when I’m on holiday. Since this year I’m in France and we have a lot of bookshops, you might expect several bookstore-themed Literary Escapades.

This one is about the historical city centre of Rennes, (pop. 221 000). Of course,  I will only mention the independant bookstores I saw while visiting the city.

The Librairie Le Faillier seems to be the biggest general bookstore, set in an old building.

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The libraire at La Nuit des Temps was friendly and helpful. La Nuit des Temps is the title of a novel by SF writer René Barjavel.

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Then you have themed bookstores.

La Rose Mystique, dedicated to spirituality…

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Ariane, for travel books

23_Librairie_Voyage

L’encre de Bretagne for books about Brittany, by Breton writers or written in Breton.

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Pecari, another general bookstore next to a pizza joint

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The bookstore Critic

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A second hand bookstore, des Mots et des Choses:

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And last, but not least, here’s the Gallmeister display window at Le Fallier:

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In the end, trout fishing always seems to find me. 🙂

Have a nice Sunday!

 

 

 

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