Originally Posted by Patricia
Neko, on the way to the Café Livre, just a few doors away at no 9 rue St Martin, there's a really nice art bookshop called Mona Lisait ("Mona was reading" -- it's a pun on the Mona Lisa).
It's worth making a small purchase, just for their really cool plastic bags which have a lipsticked Gioconda adorning them.
I got some reproduction tapestry patterns and some art postcards there not so long ago.
It's one of a whole chain of them. They sell a lot of remaindered art books at really low prices, therefore extremely tempting. I am afraid to go into them as I am not too good at resisting temptation. However, I second Patricia's suggestion, if only to see what they have.