At Paperblanks we love books and movies; so we asked our staff what their favourite bookshops on screen are.  In this new blog series we’ll show you the bookshops we found in some of our favourite movies.

In Funny Face (1957), Audrey Hepburn plays Jo Stockton, a clerk in a Greenwich Village bookstore. Her path crosses with photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) and Quality Magazine editor Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) when they decide to use Jo’s bookstore for a photo shoot in a bid to give the magazine a new look.

Dick Avery and Maggie Prescott come up with the idea to find a “sinister” looking book store in Greenwich Village to use as part of their shoot and they subsequently locate Jo’s bookstore which is named “Embryo Concepts.” (Copyright© Paramount Pictures).

Photo shoot for Quality Magazine in action (Copyright© Paramount Pictures)

Jo watches the photo shoot from the window after being thrown out of her own shop. (Copyright© Paramount Pictures)

Dick Avery the magazines photographer helps Jo put her shop back together after Quality magazines visit. (Copyright© Paramount Pictures).

Does one of your favourite movies feature a bookshop? Tell us about them in the comment section below!

Like this blog? Subscribe to our RSS feed today!

About Paperblanks®: We have been producing superb writing journals for twenty years. We are book people, and we believe that the written word matters. For more about Paperblanks®, go to our website at


    • HI Joshua,

      Thanks for your question. We believe that this bookstore was actually a set which was built at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here