Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Attention à la marche


Managing the stairs from the second floor at Shakespeare & Company took longer than necessary due to the photo ops along the way.  I wonder if anyone has ever tried to count the number of books there!

18 comments:

Joe said...

I could lose a few hours in here V.

This is Belgium said...

I have not and I have never ventured up the stairs either , regardless of the photo ops..but you are right, it was worth the effort !!

M said...

I need to take D there ... He would spend the day browsing through those books (en anglais).

Alison said...

I believe that I spy a copy of Secret Life of Bees on that pile! I spent an hour or so sitting outside here while my girl got lost in the stacks--still one of her fondest memories of Paris.

(I found you yesterday through French Girl in Seattle. Your photos make me want to sign up for a photography class! Thanks for sharing.)

Alison said...

Whoops, nope--it's The Help! But I also noticed a very nice leather bag in there, too, with a closer look. :)

Kristie Franklin said...

No doubt, a reader's paradise! I'd love to spend some time in there! :)

Allax said...

No but I've counted the number of times I've shown up and there has been a line-up of tourists waiting to get in - consequently never been inside - I hate tourists

JudyMac said...

Definitely my kind of place! And I'll be there in October to check it out. Maybe a few of the tourists will have gone home by then. :-)

Starman said...

I wonder what treasures lie within those stacks?

James said...

What a place! If these walls could talk.

-K- said...

It's so rare to see a genuine stone wall like that. Most around here were "built" the day before yesterday.

Jack said...

I have hung around outside the store several times, admiring the Seine from that vantage point, but I have not been inside. Shame on me.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oh I know, it's so full of surprises! You've inspired me, I think I'll do a post on my experience at Shakespeare & Co. Thank you!!!

Alexa said...

I've spent many hours—mostly back in the day— lost among the countless (that's my official estimate, btw) books at Shakespeare & Co. I just looove this place!

Malyss said...

Who wants to know details about paradise on earth?! .. :o)

Peter Olson said...

George Whitman's daughter should have at least an approximate idea! :-)

Jeanie said...

Oh, what memories that brings back! I had heard that it closed after George Whitman's death. Is it reopened or was that just a rumor? Hope someone has it; it should be part of Paris forever!

Mary said...

Ooooo! I could 'so' spend a day in there! What a paradise. At least it looks so to me. Happy sigh... I love your photograph of it. :)