Cinedoc

Posted by Paris Popcorn On 8:50 PM

A hidden cinematic corner

Strictly for movie lovers! Walking along Grand Boulevard one can find a "passage" called "Passage Jouffroy" which a walk all the way until the end leads you to a little ally on the left called Galerie des Livres (Book Gallery) and yes folks, you guessed it, its all about books! I was drawn into one shop in particular called "Cinedoc" – which specializes in everything to do with the world of cinema from books, to posters to photographs to old press clipping and some classic collectors DVDs - and it's amazing! It's a very modest little place that offers plenty for movie lovers with even a section dedicated to Bollywood. Cinedoc has been around for 20 years and apparently, according to the shop employees, is the only one of its kind in Paris. I warn you that this little place can draw you in for quite a while rummaging through their stock. Running across the shop is a long table covered with alpha- betically filed envelopes which contain images and photographs of cinematic icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro and Marilyn Monroe – each image sells for around 20 euros. As for the abundance of books adorning the shelves, unfortunately most of them are in French, but there is a small corner dedicated to books in English.

Man, there is even that 'old movie' smell gracing the air…

Cinedoc can be found at 45-53 Passage Jouffroy in the 9th arrondissement. Nearest metro is Grand Boulevard line 9 . www.cine-doc.fr


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