Read and shop at OFR
Just down the street from the charming Carreau du Temple, an open-air market square in the Haut Marais currently undergoing heavy renovations, sits OFR - a bookshop-cum-gallery that houses an extensive collection of mutli-lingual art and design books and fashion magazines. Here, you're likely to mingle with a modish crowd, willing to strike up a conversation about anything from travel photography to urban design. If you go, check OFR's website for regularly rotating events.
Added benefit: open 7/7!http://www.ofrsystem.com/