© Caroline Dutrey
© Caroline Dutrey
© Caroline Dutrey

La Salle des Machines


Cuisine - Producer / Broadcaster - Services

+33 (0)4 95 04 95 95 - librairie@lafriche.org

Located at the bottom of la Tour, La Salle des machines, café-bookshop at la Friche, has a broad range of books (on art, Graphic Novels, food, children's books etc.), light snacks to eat in or take away and regularly hosts events.


Books for all tastes
The bookshops stocks books which tie in with the programme at the Friche and the organisations based there.  The shelves are brimming with books on all forms of contemporary art, urban culture, photography, performance, gastronomy, graphic design and architecture etc. The bookshop also has a selection of general interest books including: children's books, graphic novels, street art and literature.

A tasty break at lunch or tea time
Since 2015, the library has been refurbished to make space for the cafe/ tea room with a terrace open on fine days. After an exhibition, during your eldest's skateboard lesson or youngest's pop-up workshop, why not come and have a hot chocolate with a choco-nut cupcake, or light lunch (eat in or take away).

« Faits divers »: meetings & debates throughout the year
2 - 3 Thursdays a month over a glass of wine, or a snack at the bar, La Salle des Machines is a forum for debate, imagination and conviviality: meet authors or writers, talk about art, literature, social issues or cuisine...

Cafe Opening Times
11 am – 6 pm on Monday (until august 20th, then 8.30 am)
11 am - 7 pm Tuesday – Friday (until august 20th, then 8.30 am)
11 – 7 pm Weekends

Bookshop and Gallery Opening Times
8.30 – 6 pm on Monday
8.30 - 7 pm Tuesday – Friday
11 - 7 pm Saturday and Sunday

Good to know
Can't find what you're looking for? The bookshop can order it for you!


Bookshop opened in January 2013
Cafe opened in 2015.

On the programme


Faits divers : Inventaire d'inventions (inventées)

Littérature et édition - Rencontre

L'écrivain Eduardo Berti et le duo d'artistes Monobloque proposent une bibliothèque d'objets qui n'existent que dans les pages d'un livre ou par la fantaisie d'un écrivain. Rencontre-discussion-projection.

Venue : La Salle des Machines Jeudi 30 novembre à 18h30 Free Une proposition de La Marelle , La Salle des Machines


Faits divers : Histoires de modernologues

Littérature et édition - Rencontre

Conférence de Marjolaine Lévy, historienne de l'art et rencontre avec Stéphane Dupont, graphiste, autour de l'œuvre de Marianne Brandt, designeuse méconnue du Bauhaus.

Venue : La Salle des Machines Jeudi 7 décembre à 18h30 Free Une proposition d'Altiplano avec La Salle des Machines en partenariat avec l'École supérieure d'art et de design Marseille-Méditerranée et Fotokino.

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