Marseille’s oldest bookshop, the Maupetit bookshop has stood on the heights of la Canebière since 1919. Bought by Ernest Maupetit, to whom it owes its name, it was originally called ‘Librairie des Allées’ and was located at ’56 allée de Meilhan’. Its name officially changed in 1928 when the Canebière was extended to the Reformés. The purchaser’s aim was to offer a large multi-specialist bookshop on Marseille’s main thoroughfare with school, university and medical sections. In 1998, éditions Actes Sud acquired the bookshop. Today, the Maupetit bookshop – which has been awarded the label LIR by the French Ministry of Culture – organizes various events, workshops and meetings on its premises. Within its 850 m², you’ll be able to unearth the classics of French literature, school textbooks, comic strips or stories specially designed for children and adolescents. Don’t hesitate to ask one of our team members for advice on finding the book you’re looking for!
Address:142 La Canebière – 13001 Marseille