Paris bookstores specialize in art, architecture, travel, music, theater…and now flipbooks (folioscopes or feuilletoscopes, in French). Heeza carries hundreds, published in France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, and the Americas.
Subjects range from dance, birth, love, and nature to magic and architecture (my husband never tires of the building of the Eiffel Tower) – and more. They also carry optical and mechanical toys, 3D, comic books, and books and DVDs about film history.
Paris souvenirs abound, from a flipbook of people gathering around the Louvre Pyramid to a stereoscope of the Eiffel Tower.
The tiny store is all but hidden behind a large door at the end of a courtyard on the busy ave de la République. Open T-F, 2-8pm, and every other Saturday and Monday. Call or email to get the door code before you go. You can also order on-line – but it’s so much fun to experience the place itself.
Reopens from summer vacation on Aug 24.
9, ave de la République, 11th, M: République, tel: 09 50 59 01 37