For The Love of Books

Without a doubt, one of the nicest  and better-stocked kids bookshops in the Geneva area is La Librerit in Carouge. I stop by whenever I can and always manage to find a new book, board game or activity I know my little ones will love.

Conveniently located on Place du Marché – and very easily identifiable by its colourful yellow sign! – La Librerit stocks an amazing selection of children’s books for all ages (mostly in French, although there is a small selection of English books as well as adult books).

I have a soft spot for their travel section, so I usually head straight for the lower ground floor, raring to leaf through their wonderful selection of illustrated travel books for kids.

Travel books for mini globe-trotters © genevafamilydiaries.net

Travel books for mini globe-trotters © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

La Librerit, Carouge - librairie spécialisée pour enfants et pour la jeunesse © genevafamilydiaries.net

La Librerit, Carouge – librairie spécialisée pour enfants et pour la jeunesse © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

La Librerit, Carouge © genevafamilydiaries.net

La Librerit, Carouge © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

La Librerit also organizes readings, book signings & workshops that are great fun (especially when the weather turns grey & rainy…). See their official website for full details of all their upcoming events and mark your diary for the next September workshop:

  • Saturday 28th September 2013: Anne-Lise Boutin will welcome children aged 6 to 9 from 2pm to 5.30pm for two workshops (in French) where the kids will be making a circus character and a paper mask. A snack will also be offered from 3pm to 4pm. The first workshop “Atelier autour du papier découpé (collages et gommettes)”, inspired by the book “Gommettes Circus” will begin at 2pm. The second one, based on the book “Coeur de Hibou”, will begin at 4pm.

Places are limited so you must reserve yours in advance at 022 343 97 71 or info@lalibrerit.ch

Roll on winter, there’s plenty to keep us entertained here !

La Librerit, Carouge © genevafamilydiaries.net

La Librerit, Carouge © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

La Librerit, Carouge © genevafamilydiaries.net

La Librerit, Carouge © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

The lower ground floor is filled with great board games, puzzles and gifts ! © genevafamilydiaries.net

The lower ground floor is filled with great board games, puzzles and gifts ! © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

La Librerit in Carouge

1 Pl. du Marché

1227 Carouge

(tram 12, stop “Marché”)

T 022 343 97 71

info@lalibrerit.ch

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Open Mondays from 2pm to 6.30pm

Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 6.30pm

Saturday from 9.30am to 6pm.

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3 Responses to “For The Love of Books”

  1. Hanane says:

    Thank you! Never heard if it but it will my mission next week:-)
    I know “le chien bleu” which is good too…
    Thank you for all those precious addresses

    • michela says:

      Dear Hanane, thank you so much for your nice comment – it’s a pleasure for me to share all the great places I discover so I hope you will like La Librerit as much as you liked Le Chien Bleu ! Please let me know, have a great week & thx again for reading, kindest regards Michela xx

  2. […] Saturday 12th April 2014: illustration workshop for children aged 6 to 12 at la Librerit Bookshop in Carouge (1, place du Marché). Conducted in French, from 10.30am to midday. Free entry but places must be reserved in advance at 022 343 97 71 or by email at info@lalibrerit.ch. You can find out more about La Librerit in our previous post! […]

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