The exhibitions at concept-shop Merci may change frequently, but the charming café remains a constant at the popular Haut-Marais destination. Over 10,000 books line the wall of the cozy ground-floor space, which is filled with eclectic vintage furnishings. As with sales at the store, profits benefit educational charities in Madagascar. 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais; merci-merci.com
Photo Gallery: Amazing Libraries
Eclectic Reading Room
MAEKAWA Kunio architecture, Japan (1905-1986) 前川國男
The owners of this period property in Glenageary stacked the books while they sought out a cool bookcase. However, they looked so good, they decided to leave them as they are! Image Interiors & Living
DIY Cupcake Holders
Contemporary kitchen with ladder to high cabinets.