The BOULINIER bookshops will buy back all of your old books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl’s, comics and mangas.
From Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and monday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., all year round, we buy back your items at 20 Boulevard Saint Michel, Paris. For the other Boulinier libraries, please check the « Our libraries » section.
|If you wish for more information,
please contact us
at 01 43 26 90 57.
In the Boulinier bookshop of the 6th district of Paris, several teams relay each other all week, even in the evening.
|The payment is dealt in cash and is immediate.
Please note that the presentation of a valid ID is mandatory in order to proceed with the sale.
* For minors, valid ID and a signed parental authorisation or legal tutor’s authorisation is requested.
In the Boulinier bookshops, you will find a great diversity of second-hand books starting at 0,20c.
We also sell a large range of comic books and mangas, new or second hand.
To find out which one of our bookshops is the closest to you and to check our opening hours click here.
« La librairie moderne », the future « Boulinier », was founded in 1845 in the
« Rue des Mathurins ». It was transferred in 1858 to the n°19 Boulevard Saint Michel (« Boulevard Sébastopol » at the time) in the very heart of the Quartier Latin in Paris.
It was the great grand father of the current generation, Paul Boulinier, who, born in 1858, started working at the shop in 1870 and bought the illustrated book retail business from his boss when he retired in 1886.
In 1890 the business expanded and converted into a general bookshop.
Paul Boulinier Jr., born in 1889, Paul’s son, inherited the business in 1922 and, in 1936, crossed the Boulevard Saint Michel to set shop at the n°20. In 1969, Pierre Boulinier, Paul’s son, sold n°19 Boulevard Saint Michel in order to fund the renovation and modernisation of it’s opposite neighbour. He further expanded and diversified the business, developing a stationary department and paperback stands, giving the shop it’s present day appearance.
The great grandson took over in the 1980’s and opened the store’s shelves to comic books. This new activity came to replace the former general library and pocket book shelves. In the 90’s, the market led Boulinier to get rid of its stationary section.Boulinier started selling second hand books, an economic model that developed and proved sustainable.
Our company philosophy:
Offer everybody cultural goods at accessible prices, and a place you go for leisure and can return without worrying about high prices.
As a real pioneer of this practice, the Boulinier Libraries started the concept of buying back and selling books, comics, CDs, DVDs and vinyls.
In 2009, Boulinier opened a new shop on the Boulevard Jourdan opposite the Cité Universitaire. In 2012, another shop is set up next to the original one, at n°16 Boulevard Saint Michel. In the same vein, in 2013, another shop opened in the south of Seine et Marne, more precisely at Ecuelles, 10 km outside of Fontainebleau. Finally, Boulinier crossed the river Seine in 2014, opening two new shops at Place des Innocents, Chatelêts les Halles, and at n°7 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle. Next retail outlet: on the moon!
A family business since 1845, which will soon be taken over by a fifth generation of Bouliniers.