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Everyone knows that you can get anything at FNAC. Take, for example, the book selection: books for kids, foreign literature, comic books, humor, economics, and ethnology. It's perfectly laid out, with a defined area for each category. If you're not much for books, you can check out the movie section, and there is also a place to buy tickets for upcoming events. It's possible to spend hours here, browsing or buying, because prices at FNAC are very reasonable. And in case you change your mind, it's incredibly easy to do an exchange. There's really no need to hesitate.
Whether you are looking for a musical score (jazz, classical, variety), a biography of your favorite jazz musician or music manuals, this is the place where you will find it all. Librairie Musicale Internationale is small, but well-stocked and offers a large selection of books designed to appeal to all music lovers.
Without a doubt, this is one of the best places to go in Cours Julien. As well as offering a stock of comics which are frequently updated and skilfully classified, you can have a drink, discuss 'Manga' or even hang around for a while, flicking through 'Géo'. This shop successfully intertwines the pleasure of discovering new publications with the relaxation of having a discussion with other comic book fans.
This bookshop sells secondhand books which cover a variety of subject areas. You can buy the classics which are shamefully missing your personal collection, as well as other novels, or even a philosphical essay which you can peruse while seated on the sunny terrace of a café in the Cours Julien.
At this late night shop, which is a member of the association Libraires à Marseille (Association of Marseille Bookshops), they have numerous works of literature, fine arts, cinema and photography, as well as several old books. They also stock a huge and varied collection of ancient and rare books on Marseille, its people, their food habits and on Province in general. Les Arcenaulx, also, has a restaurant and organizes many exhibitions, debates and conferences throughout the year.
This bookshop is small but well-stocked. La Librairie Anglaise et Italienne Maurel is an exclusive bookstore selling only foreign language books, many of which correspond to university courses like: study of grammar, classical literature books, guidebooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, phonetics guides and also comics, travel guides and the like. Hence, it is a good place to visit if you're learning a new language and want to know more about it. However, it is worth a look if you just want to enjoy the simple pleasure of reading a book in its original language, once you've mastered it, of course!