Monday, January 7, 2013

Beaucoup de livres!


I understand that Shakespeare & Co. will be closed this month for inventory. If you've ever been inside you found this laughable.  How that is accomplished with any accuracy whatsoever is beyond me.  This trip maybe a poke around in The Abbey Bookshop in the Latin Quarier, also known for its English titles, will be in order.  Looks like it's full to the brim with old books as well.  Should be fun!

23 comments:

Joe said...

I'll do the stocktake if they want to fly me over there. Ciao J.

Peter Olson said...

Easy to understand that Shakepseare would have to close for a full month. I never entered this one, but I imagine that it hardly would be easier. Hope at least one of them is open while you are here.

M said...

Ha! That thought s definItely overwhelming! I would love to go with you and spend a while looking through the inventory :)

Jack said...

A hoarder's delight!

Cezar and Léia said...

and very cool subject for photography! Great one!
Léia

This is Belgium said...

a whole month !
they will reopen just for you, I am sure!!

Vagabonde said...

Ah! Shakespeare & Co. that brings so many souvenirs – I used to stop there a lot when I was a student in the Latin Quarter. Have you read the book Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach? It really gives you a feeling for the literary world in Paris in those days. I show a picture of this book on my current post on reading. Isn’t it nice that there are still so many second-hand bookstores in Paris? Independent bookstores have such a hard time in the US nowadays as people don’t read that much anymore.

Paulita said...

Combining two of my favorite things -- France and books. What fun.

Nadege said...

Red stool for Virginia!

Malyss said...

Only a month?!! :o))

ALAIN said...

Les libraires sont les amis de la libre expression. Celui-ci n'a pas effacé l'inscription, pourtant injurieuse, qui orne son mur.

Murissa Shalapata said...

I am planning a trip to France this year and Shakespeare & Co. is on my top 10 places to visit in Paris, although this Latin Quarter bookshop looks equally as charming.

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Starman said...

"Shakespeare & Co. closed for inventory" That is funny.

AllStevie said...

I adore the Abbey. It doesn't have the same legacy as S&Co (what does?) but it's just as quaint.

Kristie Franklin said...

Oh this is my kind of place...I'd grab my reading glasses and peruse through the books. This would be an all day event for me and someone would have to drag me out of there too! Ha

Jeanie said...

I'm just glad Shakespeare still exists! But this one looks like a good one!

Anne said...

A great variation on the usual storefront photo of this icon!

Vreni said...

This bookshop looks very nice. Love those baskets! Did you notice the writing on the wall?

Alexa said...

Nice grafitti! Do you think S&Co. can get it done in only a month? I have my doubts, but this is an excellent alternative (and I'm sure that red stool is there just for you, V).

Bibi said...

I love to stay in Hotel Esmeralda, just around the corner....and I'm with Alexa and Vreni; that's quite a grafitto!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Book me on that flight with Joe, I bet we'd make a great stocktaking team!! What a wonderful spot, definitely a must see.

Esme said...

that really is the funniest thing I have ever heard-I would pay just to see if happen.

Sonny Di said...

Sorry V! The only thing that jumped out at me was the graffiti in french, "Your mother is a whore," on the wall above the books.