© 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


Pensons le Matin : l'Esprit de la Ville


Une rencontre avec le philolosophe Thierry Paquot autour de la notion de ville : selon lui, elle réside en la combinaison de trois qualités rarement réunies : l'urbanité, la diversité et l'altérité. Ainsi, une ville ne se caractérise pas seulement par un seuil démographique, une configuration spatiale ou une certaine densité.

Venue : La Salle des Machines Samedi 30 septembre à 9h30 Free Une proposition de Pensons le matin à La Salle des Machines

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