There is a store we saw many times in France called France Loisirs that sells books, CDs, DVDs and develops film. Oliver and I went into the branch in Limoges in search of a colouring book; we found a good one, but when we went to pay we were told we had to be a “member” to purchase. While I wasn’t entirely clear on the details, it seems as though you must be a resident of France to qualify. Fortunately, the kind clerk let us proceed without membership, although she made it perfectly clear with her body language that we shouldn’t return.
If anyone knows more about France Loisirs and how its works — perhaps it’s a coop like Mountain Equipment Coop? — let me know.