The Countdown...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

to PARIS next month begins! Any suggestions for children's book stores I shouldn't miss while I'm there? I'm on the hunt for french picture books. My friend Abby (over in Paris) just sent this photo in WHSmith:


Looks like Audrey beat me there! ♥

14 comments:

deborahfreedman said...

A couple of years ago I found some wonderful children's books in the tiny shop in the Palais de Tokyo (which is so worth a visit if you haven't seen the Dufy mural there).

Congrats on AUDREY and have a great trip!

kelmurphy said...

How exciting! I hope you have a fabulous time! I typically would find books in either the FNAC (in La Defense or by Saint Lazare), the BHV (which had a decent selection), or the Virgin store on the Champs Elysses (although it might not be still there?). I know most of these places are big department stores, but I found a real healthy selection!

www.juliadenos.com said...

wow! Thank you Deborah and Kelly so much for your swift responses and ideas (scribbling them down)...oooo I'm getting so excited!

Shelf Elf said...

Julia, I don't have a children's bookstore rec, but I do have an amazing one-of-a-kind, handmade, old-fashioned children's toy store to recommend. It's called Tumbleweed. It's teeny tiny and it is perfect. The toys are remarkable. Here is their website:

http://www.tumbleweedparis.com/home.html

I can only imagine that it would be full of inspiring things for an artist like you!

www.juliadenos.com said...

Ohhhhh those heart tatoo slippers...I would wear those each and every day if I were child-sized

Sarah Jane said...

Oh you are kidding! That sounds amazing. How long will you be there?

www.juliadenos.com said...

Hey Sarah lady! We're there for a week-a lot to see since we've both never been.

Kristin said...

Oooh! A must is Shakespeare & Co. Left Bank, by Notre Dame. Eat a nutella crêpe for me! :)

A Painted Journey said...

Julia, it was so nice meeting you at Amanda's show! She has spoken of you often, so it was really nice to finally get to meet you!

I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris! Amanda is also so excited to be going!

Take care,
Donna

Noelani said...

I am always full of ideas for dining and shopping if you need any advice along those lines. I also just picked up a copy of Ines de la Fressange's (former model and designer at Vivier) La Parisienne. About Parisian style, how it is created, and where you can find it in Paris (shops, dining, hotels etc). She creates and includes adorable illustrations that you would appreciate;)

Stéphanie Rousseau said...

Hi Julia,
I am a french freelance illustrator and live in the north of France. I often go to Paris and these are my favourite places:
A nice and very friendly library: La librairie des Minots
http://www.lesminots.typepad.fr/
A concept store original building and great for a delicious cake: Merci
http://www.merci-merci.com/
A concept store for children design: Serendipity
ttp://www.serendipity.fr/
A magical place for the famous brand clothing for children: Bonpoint (6 rue de Tournon 75006 Paris)
http://www.bonpoint.com/
A curious little shop where to find little treasures: Les fleurs
ttp://lesfleurs.canalblog.com/
Also, the best thing to do in Paris is to walk in the Marais (near to Bastille)

I hope this can help you, and I wish you a plaisant stay et un bon voyage!

Bostonista said...

I've never been so I don't have any recommendations but it must be so exciting to see your work all over the world!!
xo

Lauren Castillo said...

Yesss! So glad you are heading to Paris -- you will love love love it!!! When i was there I only made it to one bookstore, but it was a great one: http://www.shakespeareandcompany.com/index.php?object_id=2000000004

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Must be so so amazing and exciting to see your work on a shelf in Paris, wow.