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Books in Cotonou

Librairie Notre-Dame

This bookshop is next to the cathedral, and has an excellent selection of books on Benin (in French) and maps of Cotonou and Benin.

Books in Cotonou

Sonaec

A smart bookshop which stocks the latest periodicals, maps and some photography books on West Africa.

Clothing in Cotonou

Woodin

For quality Dutch wax fabric, head to Woodin, where demi-pièces (6m of material) start at CFA17,000.