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English Book Shop in Geneva?

Morning all!
Where can I find a good selection of English novels/general books in Geneva? If there is already a post/thread on this subject, please can you point me in the right direction.
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Old 03.06.2015, 10:27
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

Payot usually have an English section in their stores.

Also use www.local.ch to search for bookstores in Geneva, there seem to be quite a few though how many stock English books is another question.

Frankly, I find it easier to order via www.bookdepository.com and get them sent here. Free postage and cheaper prices too.
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

It's a very old thread, but there are a couple of suggestions (including Payot) here

English text books in Geneva
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

Public library have English books.

As mentionned, Payot has an English section.

They *merged* with the OffTheShelf English bookstore to offer a large choice of books.
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

I'm guessing that "The Bookworm" is long gone then. Spent many a evening and afternoon there drinking tea and eating cake
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

after a look to my bookmarks, you also have the Library in English

http://www.thelibrary.ch/
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

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Frankly, I find it easier to order via www.bookdepository.com and get them sent here. Free postage and cheaper prices too.
Thanks for this, I'm going to bookmark this site!
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

For books that are rather old or dated, I use amazon fr, shipping to one of their collection point in annemasse. If you dont mind used books, they can go as low as .5eur + 3eur shipping.
Example
http://www.amazon.fr/gp/offer-listing/0099494094/
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

Also try
http://www.abebooks.fr/
and
http://www.abebooks.com/
and
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

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Morning all!
Where can I find a good selection of English novels/general books in Geneva? If there is already a post/thread on this subject, please can you point me in the right direction.
Thanks!
As mentioned, Amazon France is useful.... I've often found even new books cheaper from them once I've factored in the exchange rate and postage from England.

Novels, try the charity shops.... Caritas on the Rue de Carouge and La Renfile in Plan-les-Ouates usually have a reasonable selection of fairly recent books for 2-3 francs apiece.
Or the stalls in the flea market on Plainpalais (Wednesday and Saturday).
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

There is also the Book Market on Place de la Fusterie, on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is a man there who has a stall with second hand books in English.

Or join the Library. Most libraries have an English section.
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Re: English Book Shop in Geneva?

Hi,

of course the other way is get a Kindle and buy e-books. Still amazed that there are bookshops that are still in business.

Have fun
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