Bouquinistes are small bookstores in Paris, on each side of the River Seine. They are green boxes made of wood. They were classified as a World Heritage Site in 1991.
The word bouquinistes is used only in Paris. The word comes from bouquin, book in French slang.
Images for kids
A bookseller closes his box for the day
Engraving by Jean Henry Marlet after Adrien Victor Auger, Bouquiniste quai Voltaire 1821.