The 7L Bookshop, founded in 1999 by Karl Lagerfeld, is dedicated to novelties in the field of visual arts (photography, architecture, design, fashion).
7L stands for 7, rue de Lille, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
“I love this place so much that it is part of me,” said the great bibliophile couturier, an insatiable seeker of beauty and knowledge.
An abundance of fine books, both French and international, reveals the diversity of 20th and 21st century artistic production. A strong editorial line presents works on photography, design, decoration, interior design, gardening, ceramics and monographs devoted to the arts of fashion (Haute Couture, textiles and jewellery), as well as the catalogues of major national and international exhibitions.
“I love this place so much that it is part of me”
In the heart of Paris, in the Carré des Antiquaires where collectors, decorators and architects co-exist side-by-side, at a stone’s throw from Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Musée d’Orsay, each visitor who enters the 7L bookshop is welcomed into a lively establishment that perpetuates the eclecticism and curiosity of its creator.
The decor is conducive to strolling, discovery and knowledge:
each reference comes to life on high wooden tables or on displays hung on the walls.
In this refined setting, the books are like paintings that open windows onto different worlds. The 7L bookshop provides a custom-made book selection service for clients according to their topics of interest.