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Address: 4 rue Joseph Cabassol, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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+33 4 42 26 60 07
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Very British like

Some people would say their drinks are pricey but again, being situated in Aix-en-Provence, I think their prices are quite reasonable. Besides, I love the interior!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
romanleblanc
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Marseilles
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Marseilles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Some people would say their drinks are pricey but again, being situated in Aix-en-Provence, I think their prices are quite reasonable. Besides, I love the interior!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Went there twice in October and really liked it. Book in a bar is a bookstore, which has books in different languages, and a Cafe. The Café offers all kind of Coffee Drinks and a small variety of snacks. The whole atmosphere is very cosy. There are tables and reading nooches all over the place and you can also have... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Book in Bar has lots to offer and it's all good. Vast selection of books in English and you'll find many other languages upstairs. Carefully chosen "Provence" section. Comfortable seating, good coffee, and a decent restroom for patrons.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We are a family of six, children aged 7, 8, 16, 17. All four kids joined me to check out Book in Bar. We were staying in nearby Cadolive, France and read about this shop. We went around 1pm on a Wednesday afternoon. It was so awesome! There is a great section of children’s picture books all the way through... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We love books, and it was lovely to come upon this store where we could buy a cup of tea and browse books in English and many other languages. It's cozy spot, and easy to walk to from Cours Miribeau.

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I've often been to this bookshop and it's very nice BUT one of the women there, I think her name is Anne and she is one of the owners is always very unfriendly. I'm not the only person to think this, because a friend of mine goes there and she said exactly the same thing. So what's the problem Anne?... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Great to find this booky, quirky place in the mazarin quarter of Aix Opposite the arts centre especially if you only speak english As all books are in english. Brown harry potterish shelves with plenty of choice along with food and coffee. Especially liked the mystery books. Books wrapped in brown paper with a few clues as to the nature... More 

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Madrid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Although this place is definitely a lot more exciting when you're living in Aix and trying to find something different, it's also a cool place to go while on a short visit. Going back to Book in Bar was a great way to remember old times, to show this place to new friends and to have a nice, multi-lingual reading... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I love France and I also happen to love bookshops but sadly can't read French well enough to read French books. Book in a Bar in Aix happens to have English books, as well as books in a variety of languages (upstairs). Great little place to relax, have a coffee and a cupcake :)

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Thank Moira Z
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

How much fun is having a great tea or coffee and cakes in a faboo bookstore that you can browse in and no one says "please put that coffee down if you're going to shop". The place is packed to the gills with books in all languages. There is truly something for everyone there.

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