Where to Find the Best English Cookbooks in Paris, France

Who doesn’t love a good cookbook and what a perfect souvenir, right? While you can find thousands of recipes online I’m still a fan of good hard-covered cookbooks and I guess if the publishing world is still printing them, I’m not alone. We have so many cookbooks and when it was time to move and we had to downsize, we still hung on to the ones that brought us the most joy.

While in Paris and after taking a French cooking class at Cook’n With Class, you may be feeling inspired to dive deeper into French cuisine and want to snag some cookbooks to take home. Assuming your luggage can handle it! If you’re not sure which cookbook is best for you, be sure to check out our favorite French cookbooks.

Since several of you have asked us about where they can find bookstores in Paris that sell cookbooks in English we simply had to oblige. Maybe you’re looking for cookbooks on French pâtisserie or you want to go further into the French mother sauces or even if you’re not looking for a cookbook at all, there are shops in Paris that either cater entirely to English-language books or have enough of a selection of books in English that they merit mention. here’s a rundown of the 6 best shops for your cookbook shopping. While you’re out shopping, you may also want to discover where to find quality cookware and supplies in Paris.

And if you haven’t already booked your next French cooking class in Paris, we’d love to see you at Cook’n With Class Paris.

Libraire Gourmande

92-96 Rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris

A bookshop for cooking and pastry lovers. They have cookbooks in English and French. You will definitely find cookbooks that nobody else has.

The Abbey Bookshop

29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris

Not only is this bookshop breathtaking, but they have books in English and free coffee outside.

Smith & Son

248 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Independent English bookshop since 1870! Now that’s saying something. If you looking for a cookbook in English or any book in English for that matter, you can count on W.H. Smith & Son AKA Smith & Son!

Shakespeare & Company

 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris

A perfect place for bookworms to sit and read.

The Red Wheelbarrow

Two doors up from, 9 rue de Medicis, 75006, 11 Rue de Médicis No. 9, 75006 Paris

A hidden gem in Paris with English books and lovely staff.


 37 Av. de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris

Not only a great bookstore, but they also have gifts, stationery and more. 

Before hitting the streets to find your perfect French cuisine cookbook, be sure to try out our French cooking classes first to learn the techniques and to have an amazing Paris experience. You will also receive all of the recipes that you cooked up in your cooking class!

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