Le Comptoir

More than a bookshop, a unique place dedicated to the humanities and social sciences
Visuel livres - comptoir

Located on the first floor of the Foundation, Le Comptoir is a place dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of humanities and social sciences that combines the sale of books and journals with an original scientific and cultural programme.

A showroom and a sales space

Le Comptoir offers nearly 30,000 references of books and journals offered by more than 60 academic publishers. An opportunity for everyone to discover the richness and diversity of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences produced by universities and research institutions.

The entire catalog is also available on our online store, Comptoir des presses d'université.

A place for scientific meetings and discussions

Alongside the sales area, the forum of "Le Comptoir" hosts numerous scientific encounters aimed at a wide audience.

Presentation of books, conferences, workshop, exhibitions, the forum offers visitors privileged appointments with the world of humanities and social sciences.

A place full of history

Designed from the start as a space for accessing knowledge, the first floor of the Foundation hosted one of the largest libraries in humanities and social sciences for over 50 years.

Following its transfer to the Humathèque Condorcet in 2020, the FMSH wished to preserve the original spirit of the place. It dhas developed a set of services, open to all, dedicated to the promotion and sharing of knowledge in humanities and social sciences.


chercheurs en exil

Hannah Arendt, an exiled intellectual in desexile in the 20th century

18 June | A conference on the life of Hannah Arendt and her work on global exile
Écritures de la violence extrême
Study day

Writing extreme violence

21 May | Study day organised by RICEVE
chercheurs en exil

Exile and anti-colonial solidarity

21 May | A conference on the anti-colonial exile of Mário Pinto de Andrade and all the exiles who fought for the freedom of the African peoples
Nuit Blanche 2024

White and Black Night

On Saturday 1 June, the FMSH is opening the doors of its Comptoir for the Parisian Nuit Blanche.
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60 academic publishers
30 000 references
700 new books per year
Le Comptoir chiffres-clés