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The lucky finds!

So many books! Mostly in French but some other languages too. I found very hard to find books here... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
UbErich F
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Antik books

This book store look like a ordinary smal shop from the outsider. But... If you go inside it... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Josephine B
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10 Aug 2018
“The lucky finds!”
25 Jul 2018
“Antik books ”
28 Allee de la Glaciere, 11120 Le Somail, France
+33 4 68 46 21 64
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

So many books! Mostly in French but some other languages too. I found very hard to find books here, such as the 1920 or so "Alibab", a very large, very complete French cook book. I found other very old books of interest to me. Spend...More

Thank UbErich F
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This book store look like a ordinary smal shop from the outsider. But... If you go inside it reveales Wonders. So man books. New and old. Amazing. Love it

Thank Josephine B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Even if you don't like books, this is such a special place to visit. Really quite unique and I return quire frequently.

Thank k34310
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve been here many times. This is a magical unexpected bookshop. An Aladdin’s cave. Almost all books are French. Some are old, some recent. In winter there’s a wood burner fire in the middle of it. If you love books, visit it.

Thank Pippa M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you love books, you will love this store. With 50,000 books, including rare and ancient books, just wandering around is pure joy. The space opens up inside to a stunning double height space with wooden ladders and wooden gallery wrapping around this cavernous treasure...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Beautiful bookstore with 50,000 books, including rare and Ancient books. If you love books, just wandering around this place is pure pleasure. To think this beautiful bookshop of rare and and ancient books is in the tiny canal side village of Le Somail! I saw...More

1  Thank bargegirlflaneuse
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Such a unique experience, even if you don't like books! It looks nothing from outside, but as soon as you walk in the door .....

Thank k34310
Reviewed 7 October 2017

excellent little village on the Canal du Midi w a tremendous bookstore, restaurants, wonderful views.

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Reviewed 4 October 2015

An interesting stop along Canal du Midi. Enjoyed the french language children's book section--especially coming across old Comtesse de Ségur titles which I had not seen in years!.

1  Thank Susan X
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