Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Books

Paris has so many book stores but the one on most of the "Must See" lists is Shakespeare and Company. It is an english language bookstore opened in 1951 by George Whitman who encouraged young writers and let many sleep and work in the shop in exchange for working a few hours. Different owner today but the tradition has continued.

Peter has posted some information on the original Shakespeare's and photo of the site in his post on Hemingway.
We visited the Vanves Flea Market a week ago and there were many book dealers and many tempting old books with beautifully marbled covers and end papers. My friend spotted some she wanted to alter. I don't think I could do it. They are so lovely.


Peter said...

I believe that tomorrow I will make a post referring to the previous Shakespeare & Co; yes there was a previous one, where Ernest H, F.Scott F., James Joyce... and many others frequently met!

But this one is certainly worth a visit!

Kate said...

Ah, Paris truly is A Moveable Feast!

Vagabonde said...

When I was going to school near the Boul Mich we used to go dancing in the Caveaux de la Huchette at least twice a week and it is really closed from that bookstore – I did not know its history. But 3 weeks ago I was also there and took some pictures.