Pia’s first book Paris: Made by Hand is out now!

It is with the greatest pleasure that I introduce you to my very first book titled Paris: Made by Hand.

This is a book for lovers of all things handmade, the chic and unique, and of course Paris. In this book I take you off the tourist streets of this incredible city in search of Parisian artisans whose work is truly inspirational, and secreted studio boutiques filled with exquisite Parisian handmade treasures. I’ve been collecting these special addresses in my stylist’s little black book over the past couple of years and now with great delight, share them all with you in Paris: Made by Hand. Expect to see this fine city in a whole new light…

So that you don’t have to deal with the metro too often, each chapter is ‘a wander’, designed so that you can walk from handmade place to handmade place with ease. But even if you are not planning a trip to Paris in the near future, there is plenty of inspiration on each page, and boutiques that can be found online.

Writing and photographing this book has been without doubt one of the most rewarding and enjoyable projects I have ever done. Working with publisher Angela Hederman from The Little Bookroom has been an absolute treat – Angela has made the experience of putting together my first book so special, and I am very grateful for her belief in me, and her ceaseless encouragement. Thank you Angela!

I have much more to say but for now, please click here to read The Little Bookroom’s webpage about Paris: Made by Hand. You can also purchase your copy of the book online through The Little Bookroom, or head to Amazon.

I’d also love to direct you to all the bookstores around the world that are selling the book so please, if you know of a store that is selling my books please let me know the shop and address in a comment below – I will list all the shops on this page. Also, if you have a store and would like to sell the book, please let me know!

I will post more about the book in coming months, including behind the scenes stories and photos, so be sure to come back regularly, or subcribe to my blog here. For now, please get your hands on a copy, and…

Find your local stockist of Paris: Made by Hand below…


Hill of Content bookstore, MELBOURNE
The Avenue Bookstore, ALBERT PARK
Sun Bookshop, YARRAVILLE
Reader’s Feast RFM Melbourne, MELBOURNE

Bookoccino, AVALON
Pulp Creative Papers, MANLY
Potts Point Bookshop, POTTS POINT
Hill of Content bookshop, BALMAIN
Kinokuniya in the Galeries Victoria, SYDNEY
Oscar & Friends Booksellers, DOUBLE BAY
Abbeys Bookshop Pty Ltd, SYDNEY
Gleebooks Pty Ltd, GLEBE
Better Read Pty Ltd, NEWTOWN
Dymocks Sydney, SYDNEY
Dymocks Broadway, BROADWAY
Dymocks Nowra, NOWRA

Collins 941 Floreat, FLOREAT



Whitcoulls, Lambton Quay, Wellington



Waterstone’s, UK

Galignani, PARIS
Shakespeare and Company, PARIS
Village Voice, PARIS
Alexia Hollinger, rue Therese, PARIS
Michèle Sauvalle, rue des Vinaigriers, PARIS

The American Book Center, AMSTERDAM

Sterling Books, BRUSSELS



The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA

Juxtaposition Home ,Newport Coast, California

Christopher’s Books, San Fransisco, California

Shakespeare & Co Booksellers, NYC, NY
Rizzoli, NYC, NY

Powell’s Books, Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Explore Booksellers, in Aspen, Colorado
Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, Colorado.

Chester County Book Co, West Chester, PA
Joseph Fox Bookshop, Philadelphia, PA

Elm Street Books, New Canaan, CT
Just Books, Old Greenwich, CT
The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT

Book People, Austin, TX

and many more, please ask me in a comment below for one near you and I’ll include it in the list above.



Teatro Verde, Toronto, ON
Open Air Books & Maps, Toronto, ON
Type Books Forest Hill, Toronto, ON

Yellowknife Book Cellar, Yellowknife, NT

Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, Vancouver, BC
Hager Books, Vancouver, BC
Bolen Books, Victoria, BC


If you’d like to read more about my book Paris: Made By Hand – including press mentions, professional reviews and customer reactions – please click here.

Australian readers please note: I have noticed that many of the Australian press mentions have quoted the price to be $18.95 which is not the correct price (that is the wholesale price!). The correct RRP is AUS$35.00. Thank you muchly for your understanding.

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  1. corine says

    I’ve let my people know 🙂

    May 1st, 2009 | #

  2. vicki archer says

    Your book looks wonderful Pia – I can’t wait to get a copy. xv

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  3. kim@dti says

    Congratulations Pia! This sneak peak is fabulous, and I can’t wait to see it and devour every page!

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  4. georgina says

    Collected mine from Powells yesterday, it is just beautiful. Makes having a cold bearable being able to curl up and read it.
    Well done.

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  5. marie says

    oh pia! it looks great 🙂 congratulations!!

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  6. jenny says

    gonna get it gonna get it!

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  7. vanessa says

    I can’t wait for my copy to arrive!

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  8. Mrs. B. says

    Congratulations! This is wonderful!

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  9. midcenturyjo says

    Pia you are truly an inspiration.

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  10. Miranda says

    What can I say? Does ‘CONGRATULATIONS’ AND ‘GREAT’ say enough?

    May 2nd, 2009 | #

  11. tracey says

    Huge congratualtions Pia, so looking forward to a visual inspirational feast! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, & a bundle to pass on as gifts.

    May 3rd, 2009 | #

  12. Devi says

    Congratulations, Pia! Love the sneak peek.

    May 3rd, 2009 | #

  13. Manvi says

    I cant wait to get a copy. congrats Pia.

    May 3rd, 2009 | #

  14. Prue says

    Yikes – how do you do it Pia. Looking forward to my own copy 🙂

    May 4th, 2009 | #

  15. Lenneke says

    Hi Pia,
    Really like your book! 100 % fait main and Paris is just a perfect combination. I love to post about your book on my blog. Could you send me some information? After reading your book I will have to schedule my next trip to Paris! But first Berlin next weekend!!

    May 4th, 2009 | #

  16. Margarita says

    Thanks for this book!!! I am getting my copy soon, I love all things handmade and Paris, can’t wait to discover the secrets addresses and planning my next trip to the the French city. Good luck with the book, I just made a post about it on my blog, I hope it is ok.

    May 5th, 2009 | #

  17. {tig} says

    So completely exciting! Congratulations, Pia!


    May 5th, 2009 | #

  18. congrats, pia! | Design For Mankind says

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    May 5th, 2009 | #

  19. Rubi says

    added to my wish list.

    May 6th, 2009 | #

  20. Rubi says

    p.s. when will my heart wanders come out?

    May 6th, 2009 | #

  21. mei says

    hi I’m currently living in London and would love to get your book however amazon.co.uk won’t be selling it until the 28th of May – is there any chance I can find it somewhere else over here?

    May 6th, 2009 | #

  22. tammy says

    congratulations! so happy for you.

    May 6th, 2009 | #

  23. Sharalee says

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it! Where can you get it in Canada?

    May 7th, 2009 | #

  24. Julie says

    Congrats–thanks for sharing this with us!

    May 7th, 2009 | #

  25. Amelia says

    For anyone in Melbourne looking for Made by Hand, I spotted it at the very lovely Hill of Content bookstore at the top end of Bourke St. And yes, it is truly gorgeous!

    May 8th, 2009 | #

  26. Aran says

    This is so fantastic Pia. I just ordered a copy and can’t wait to get my hands on it! Hope you have a book tour soon!

    May 11th, 2009 | #

  27. Handmade Paris « Tidepooler: Culture, Travel, Weddings, Home says

    […] Bijkerk just wrote a book for one of my favorite publishers, The Little Bookroom. It’s called Paris: Made by Hand, and it reveals dozens of boutiques, ateliers, and secret studios that Pia discovered over the past […]

    May 14th, 2009 | #

  28. martina says

    Hi, I would like to ask you, if there is any possibility to buy this wonderfull book in Europe. Next week i will fly to Paris and have the chance to buy it there would be great. I live in The Czech Republic, so if you know about some stor here, or any state around, or in Paris, please please please let me know. It’s wonderful!!!

    May 15th, 2009 | #

  29. krys says

    I am visiting New York from Seattle…I will venture out to Rizzoli today…to find your book. It really looks lovely.

    May 17th, 2009 | #

  30. natasha says

    Hi Pia (me again!)

    Just wanted to add that I am getting my copy of your book from Kinokuniya in the Galeries Victoria in Sydney 🙂

    May 21st, 2009 | #

  31. michelle@bluemoss says

    your book looks lovely….ordering one from amazon.com

    June 1st, 2009 | #

  32. tiel says

    hi, I came across from Kylie J’s site. Congrats on the book. It caught my eye because of that little tiny ‘chat chien’. I bought one just like this last year at Bonton in Paris. great site!

    here is a pic of her snuggled http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsktsk/2397529513/in/set-72157600331239157/

    June 5th, 2009 | #

  33. tifanie says

    oh cool! i love books like these. i just ordered it. can’t wait!

    June 6th, 2009 | #

  34. Gunn White says

    I have ordered the book, plus one to a friend….. and I am just waiting.

    So fare I have not seen the book in any bookshops here in Norway.

    June 12th, 2009 | #

  35. Damian says

    Your book will make a great gift.We are both Flanners when in Paris.Your book is available at Potts Point Bookshop in Macleay Street Potts Point Sydney Australia.

    June 15th, 2009 | #

  36. Rosa says

    Your book looks stunning, as soon as I’m in the near of ‘het Spui’ I will definitely buy it in the ABC… I love Paris and can hardly wait to go back to discover the great stores you have written about… (and of course for a lunch at Rose Bakery! 😉 )

    Love from Amsterdam!


    June 17th, 2009 | #

  37. Genie says

    This Dallas, Texas gal loves your blog & style, and has just ordered your book from Amazon. What fun! We thrive on inspiration….

    July 5th, 2009 | #

  38. Kate says

    Hi Pia, I see that your book is stocked at Mary Ryans Bookshop in Park Road, Milton (Brisbane). I love your book & will definitely be using it as a reference for my next trip to Paris!

    July 14th, 2009 | #

  39. Cricket says

    Congrats, looks lovely! I’ll check bookstores here in Chicago.

    July 20th, 2009 | #

  40. Anne says

    Congrats!! I’m going to receive it in a few days I hope!
    How is it possible to sell it in my shop please?


    July 21st, 2009 | #

  41. ANTLER magazine » Blog Archive says

    […] Real Simple and Saatchi and Saatchi – somehow Pia also found the time to pen her first book Paris: Made By Hand. In honor of all things handmade, Pia takes us on an off the beaten path tour of her favorite […]

    July 21st, 2009 | #

  42. Diana says

    I just received my copy today (it was a little hard to find in Adelaide but Mary Martin Bookshop got it in for me.) I say it’s “my” copy but actually I got it in for my sister for her birthday (she lived in Bordeux in 2006 and is honeymooning in Paris next year so I’m sure it will come in handy!) Anyway… tomorrow I’m off to order myself a copy because it’s just so lovely! Congratulations!
    (long time reader of your blog… first time commenter…)

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  43. pamela davis says

    pia, I love the book and in fact have it as a pick on our staff recommendations wall here at Elliott Bay Book Co. I was delighted to see you listed us as a stockist! Thank you!

    August 4th, 2009 | #

  44. Abbie L. says

    I JUST got it in the mail today and I flipped through it, my heart racing with each page turn. So excited to dive in deeper and discover all the hidden treasures you have tucked in the pages of your lovely little book.

    August 10th, 2009 | #

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    August 13th, 2009 | #

  46. Just a Plane Ride Away says

    How lovely! Congratulations 🙂 And now I can’t wait to visit the American Book Center. Must make a trip up from Den Haag soon!

    August 16th, 2009 | #

  47. Ava-May Hemme says

    Wow, just beautiful. I will be investing in this. What an inspiration.

    August 18th, 2009 | #

  48. Yvonne Harvey says

    I love your blog. It transports me to your beautiful part of the world… very charming and surreal. I would like to purchase your book. Please let me know if there is a bookstore near Raleigh, North Carolina. Thank you

    August 18th, 2009 | #

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    September 8th, 2009 | #

  50. debra says

    ooooooh….my heart aches….i want one…x

    September 14th, 2009 | #

  51. Anna says

    OHHH!! I must have this book! I do the very same thing when I’m in NYC (my favorite place on earth)…these sorts of finds are priceless to me. I can’t wait!!!! Looks wonderful!

    September 22nd, 2009 | #

  52. busma says

    Hi, I live in Hong Kong and would really really want to buy your book as I am planning to go to Paris next year. Do you know if your books are available in Hong Kong? I will go and check out on this weekend.

    Hope you will have a good day


    October 5th, 2009 | #

  53. Maria says

    Hi Pia!
    Your book Paris: Made by hand is so fantastic! I can´t find the right words to describe how wonderful it is 🙂 I got it yesterday from Amazon! What a delight!
    Greetings from Cyprus,

    October 23rd, 2009 | #

  54. Julie says

    i’m so happy! this book looks so great and i feared i could not shop it, but i found it on amazon! i’m so happy! i’ll tell yo my feedback as soon as i have received it!

    October 29th, 2009 | #

  55. Stéphane says

    Un bonjour de France où nous trouvons le site très sympa

    Stéphane, Babeth … en compagnie de Jean-Marie et Cathy

    November 1st, 2009 | #

  56. Julie says

    i have it! the book is awesome, and there are some great photos. félicitations! Julie, from Toulouse, France

    November 2nd, 2009 | #

  57. Cyriaque-L says

    This book seems to be great ! For sure I will buy it ! A good way to have a good look on parisians artisans !

    December 1st, 2009 | #

  58. Wie sieht’s denn hier aus? · Paris, Paris, Paris, Paris says

    […] Erstens: Mit dem frisch herausgekommenen und bereits vielgelobten Buch von Pia Jane Bijkerk, »Paris: Made by Hand« (in Deutschland kann man’s über Amazon bekommen). Pia stellt hier 50 kleine und besondere Läden oder Ateliers vor, in denen es handgemachte, inspirierende, alte und neu kombinierte Sachen zu sehen und zu kaufen gibt. Nebenbei erzählt sie ein bisschen über die Besitzer und deren Philosophie. Super ist, dass zu fast allen auch eine Website oder gar ein Onlineshop genannt werden — ein schöner Trost, wenn man eben nicht in Paris ist, sondern zu Hause am Rechner sitzt … Noch mehr Infos hier. […]

    December 21st, 2009 | #

  59. Michelle Brown says

    Pia, after reading your interview in Dumbo Feather, I was in my local library, in suburban Melbourne, desperately looking for a good kids craft book to help survive the summer holidays, and THERE IT WAS! Your book! Such a serendipitous moment! And such a gorgeous book. My husband has already tried to hide it from me to stop me from getting any more ideas! Thank you and well done!

    December 30th, 2009 | #

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    December 30th, 2009 | #

  61. Tina says

    I just spied this book at my local bookseller in Seattle, Washington and I can’t wait to pick it up for myself! It looked scrumptious. I’m thrilled to have found your blog now too.

    January 10th, 2010 | #

  62. Sam McDonald says

    Will definitely be stocking this book in my shop!

    January 17th, 2010 | #

  63. Michelle says

    You have created a very nice blog, with all different categories. You can read for hours overhere. Continue like this!

    January 25th, 2010 | #

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  66. Simone D'Avray says

    Merci PIA, pour votre magnifique livre, et des pages consacrées
    à ma boutique et à mon travail…Simone

    July 23rd, 2010 | #

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  68. A guide to artisan Paris « Folly and Bloom says

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    August 26th, 2010 | #

  69. Carole says

    Hi Pia, I was reading a back issue of Dumbo Feather Pass it on this morning and now I have ordered your book… your words in the interview were inspiring – just for living a better life… thank you. I’m really lookin forward to receiving my own copy of Paris Made by Hand. Cheers

    September 20th, 2010 | #

  70. Veronica says

    got it for my birthday. reading it just now. simply wonderful. just wanna go to paris with it in my bag! graet pia!

    October 2nd, 2010 | #

  71. misha lulu says

    I love my book!!!

    October 7th, 2010 | #

  72. silvia says

    Complimenti è un libro fantastico, hai avuto una bellissima idea.Io sono sempre alla ricerca di queste “botteghe” che mi aiutano a trovare materiali particolari per la creazione delle mie babbuccine da neonato. Grazie ancora per il tuo speciale lavoro. Mi potresti inviare l’indirizzo della libreria in ITALIA dove poterlo acquistare? grazie silvia stori

    October 15th, 2010 | #

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  75. angie says

    Borders, a big book chain now in australia are also selling your book Paris- Made by Hand, online and in store

    February 11th, 2011 | #

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