France Paris La Galcante: printed matter from decades past

La Galcante: printed matter from decades past

La Galcante is a unique shop located in the hipster Bastille area of the 12th arrondissement in Paris, France not far from the Square Trousseau. It specializes in selling rare and vintage periodicals, newspapers, and documents.

Founded by a publication collector named Christian Bailly in 1975, the name of the shop is a merge between two words: galerie and brocante (meaning flea market). The shop was formerly located close to the Louvre at 52 rue de l’Arbre Sec.

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Currently run by its new owner Jacek Kuzma, the store has a reputation for being a treasure trove for vintage lovers, historians, and collectors, offering a glimpse into the past through its extensive collection of printed materials.

La Galcante paris IMG_1946

The shop also specializes in “Le journal anniversaire” or birthday newspaper, which allows you to buy a newspaper printed on the day of your birth – all the way back to 1975.

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It attracts both locals who crave to see moments from another time. Its nostalgic ambiance and knowledgeable staff can assist you in finding unique and rare items from different time periods.

La Galcante is truly a window into the historical culture of Paris and the world!

La Galcante
38 Rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France

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  1. Bonjour,

    Je viens juste de lire votre article concernant ma librairie – La Galcante.

    Je tiens à vous remercier de votre appréciation et de vos compositions photographiques. Top !


    Bien à vous,

    Jacek Kuzma / La Galcante

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