Jousseaume bookstore, founded in 1926, can be found at the foot of a few steps, in the corner of the Vivienne gallery, and catches passers-by with its unusual charm under the majestic glass roofs. In this passage classified as Historic Monuments, its location is exceptional. It is made for book lovers. The Jousseaumes have been passed down from father to son, their love of books and readers, as well as the defense of passages and galleries.
The covered passages are a Parisian invention. They were built between 1820 and 1840 to allow Parisians to be able to shop sheltered from the weather. These galleries with magnificent glass roofs and wrought iron lampposts became the meeting place for the Parisian bourgeoisie. And now, they allow us to plunge back into an era that is unfortunately over.