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Markets of Paris: Food, Antiques, Artisanal Crafts, Books & More, with Restaurant Recommendations Paperback – March 13, 2007
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"The Longs (Markets of Provence ) turn their attention to Paris in this handy little guidebook. While most general travel guides list the major Parisian markets, like the famous March? aux Fleurs and March? aux Puces de Clignancourt, this guide details all the markets in the city selling food, antiques, books, crafts, and more. Entries provide the standard information for all markets, such as location, days and hours of operation, and nearest Metro stop, as well as the authors' recommendations and detailed descriptions of the articles offered for sale, including specialty items. For travelers with limited time, suggested itineraries list markets by geographic area and open days, which allows the reader to find, for example, a flea market on the Right Bank that is open on Mondays. There are other shopping guides to Paris, such as the volume in Suzy Gershman's "Born To Shop" series, and the Longs' reference this and other titles in a helpful bibliography, but travelers wanting to experience Paris by strolling its markets with the locals will find this guide invaluable. Recommended for public libraries, especially those with larger travel sections." –Library Journal, April 1, 2007
"Markets of Paris is a wonderful book written by the same couple who wrote Markets of Provence. The book is more than a listing of where to locate open and roving markets -- it helps you narrow down which ones are better, what personality each market has, and what you can expect to find at your favorite." --BonjourParis
"You can find pretty much anything you want in the markets of Paris: old letters, dead bears, live chickens. The only problem is that you'd have to roam around hours and hours to find them. The newly released book by [The Little Bookroom] Markets of Paris is a vade mecum for any focused Parisian shopper. A pocket sized book with hundreds of listing, the book will save you hours of searching for obscure curios. And though it retails at $16.95, in terms of opportunity cost, the book is priceless." -Gridskipper
“The Little Book Room has had the brilliant idea to publish books that might actually fit in your carry-on luggage...This is the perfect book format for toting around Paris...Markets of Paris describes in thoughtful prose a variety of Paris markets, focusing primarily on the 65 outdoor food markets that are an essential part of the Paris landscape...Assuming market browsers are bound to start salivating after feasting their eyes on the mountains of fresh fruits, cheeses, pates etc., there’s a helpful guide to bistros, restaurants, cafes, AND even wine bars within easy walking distance from the markets they’ve highlighted...But, for me, what really sets this book apart is the careful prose. Time is taken to capture the essence of how one market’s aura can differ from any other in Paris...There’s just enough here to whet your appetite, get you into the Metro, or putting on your walking shoes to explore neighborhoods that may have escaped your attention. I know that I will be throwing this handy book into my Hermes tote (just kidding!) as soon as the spring weather turns balmy.” –ParisLogue
"There's shopping, and then there's shopping in Paris. For those fortunate enough to have the problem of finding the best Parisian goods, be it cheese, clothing, botanical prints or porcelain, there's Markets of Paris." --Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Dixon and Ruthanne Long's Markets of Paris catalogs every market in the city, from the fresh meat and produce stalls of the open-air Marche Barbes to the quaint fabric vendors of the Marche Saint-Pierre. It's a perfect guide to a quintessentially romantic feature of the city that's often difficult for visitors to navigate." --Culture & Travel
"Markets of Paris, a chunky pocket guide to Paris markets by Dixon and Ruthanne Long, authors of Markets of Provence, contains details on more than 70 food markets, along with antique, craft, and flea market finds throughout the city." --The Food Section
About the Author
Dixon Long and Ruthanne Long are co-authors of Markets of Provence. Ruthanne Long was a food consultant for wineries in Napa Valley. Dixon Long is a novelist and short story writer, as well as Dean and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. Together they lived in Provence and Paris. Dixon Long now lives in San Anselmo, California.