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The Louvre Bookstore Beneath the Pyramid

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With its vast selection of books, and an extensive range of artworks (cast reproductions, prints, engravings, etc.), this is not only one of Europe's largest art bookstores, but also a great place to find and buy gifts.

Located beneath the Pyramid, the Louvre bookstore is spread over two levels.

The ground floor features a comprehensive range of publications relating to collections and temporary exhibitions at French and international museums (specialist art books, exhibition catalogs, inventories, illlustrated albums, and guidebooks, plus special interest magazines, CD-Roms, and videos).
There is also a wide selection of publications related to the Louvre museum, its history, collections and exhibitions.

On the upper floor you will find an extensive range of jewelry, gifts, scarves, and casts of works on display in the world's greatest museums. The "Chalcographie" section (prints and engravings) sells prints issued by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, taken from the museum's collection of original copper plates dating from the 17th century to the present day, including architectural views, landscapes, seascapes, botanical prints, portraits, religious and decorative subjects, and contemporary art.  All are produced by hand on a copper plate press and bear the stamp of the "Chalcographie du Louvre".

Your comments

  • I purchased a print, etching of engraving, at the Louvre. It was Albrecht Durer self portrait dated 1498. Cab you please tell me more about it, please?

    John Hayes

    haynik, May 5, 2014 at 2:30 am

  • Hello I purchased a beautiful Marie Antoinette umbrella from your store 2 years ago and am wanting to purchase another one if possible?

    jojo, Feb 13, 2014 at 9:22 am

  • Hello; where may I contact the manager of the Louvre Store? Email?
    Gracias

    EquinoxBox, Feb 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  • When visiting the Louvre earlier this year, I saw a 2014 calendar in the bookstore with a cover of "Le Chat Noir". I would like to purchase that calendar for my granddaughter. Is it possible to purchase from you or get the publisher name? Thank You, Christine Abood

    athena, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  • Hello, I bought a gold bracelet with leaves on it when I was there last year, wondering if I could get a second one?

    briannalee, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

  • I purchased a puzzle in your gift shop in July of the crowning of Napoleon. One of the pieces is missing and because I live in Canada the company who made the puzzle will not replace the missing piece. Please advise how I may get this piece.
    Thank you for your assistance.

    Dinah, Aug 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

  • Am wanting to know what the best books to buy would be. There's so many types of books out there. I just want a good book that tells me about the building and some of the art and sculptures. A book about the Egyptian stuff would be great too. Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.

    gezabell, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:15 am

  • Vous pouvoir me donne s'il vous plaît un contact pour le département d'achat ; je représente une entreprise qui traite considérablement avec Tate et les autres musées de Royaume-Uni. Merci.

    nicktobin, Apr 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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Address

Louvre museum, beneath the Pyramid

 

Phone

+33 (0)1 40 20 53 53

Hours

Open daily (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
and 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Publications

Islamic Art at the Musee du Louvre

 

39 €

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