One of the series of signs describing historical places in Paris. The signs were placed starting in 1992 and are also called sucettes Starck (Starck’s Lollipops) after Philippe Starck who designed them.
The sign depicts the "Library Circle" a place where the workers’ union of bodies related to the world of books and literature was founded. This name was also given to the building that previously served as the union’s main office.
The building was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image
The illustration in the center of the sign is shown here at magnification Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
[An illustration of a ship, symbolizing the symbol of Paris] History of Paris Library Circle
The booksellers, printers, manufacturers and merchants of paper who had created the Cercle de la Librairie in 1847, entrusted Charles Garnier with the construction of a building in 1877 to house their meetings and receive their promotional exhibitions. For the cutaway, Garnier designed a rotunda Crowned with a dome, an elegant double revolution staircase serves the library, then leads to the upper floor, reserved for the activities of the club. The central room was the games room, which served on the right a billiard room, on the left the village hall assigned to exhibitions. The Cercle de la Librairie kept the building inaugurated in 1879 for a century. The National School of Heritage, after various development works, moved there in 1992.
[Illustration of the Building]