Not too far from Place de la République is Ofr., 20, rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003, a trés cool bookstore and art gallery. You can't help but feel a little more hip after a visit to this store. It stocks the most current magazines in art, fashion, photography, architecture and design. And there are some great vintage books (such as the one on Chanel N°5 that I took home with me). The store also has a small selection of fashion accessories and gift type items. But the pièce de résistance is the gallery in the back of the store that hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year. The best way to stay in the know is to check out Ofr. on facebook for upcoming art shows and new products at the store.