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
Bouquinistes de Paris (2007)
Engraving by Jean Henry Marlet after Adrien Victor Auger, Bouquiniste quai Voltaire 1821.
A bookseller closes his box for the day
In Spanish: Buquinistas de París para niños