"Paris may be widely regarded as the capital of romance (see Balenciaga’s AW19 campaign for proof of that), but when it comes to sex and and subversion, what goes on in the city is largely kept behind closed doors and conducted well after dark.


Looking to change that is new book store 1909, which threw open its doors during Paris Fashion Week just a few weeks ago. Located in the vibrant Canal Saint-Martin area, surprisingly, the store is the first of its kind in the city – dedicated to counterculture and the goings on of the underground, it bills itself as a space for ‘all freaks, and those in search of beauty far from convention’. With its shelves lined with rare books spanning visual arts, fashion, music, and beyond, basically, it’s a must-visit if you ever find yourself in Paris." 

Librairie 1909

Opening in January Paris XI

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