Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beaucoup des livres


No matter how many times I visit Paris, I always need a stop at Shakespeare & Company.  They always have interesting displays and customers to photograph as well.

Shakespeare & Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris

15 comments:

Wren said...

My favorite Paris bookstore!

Pierre BOYER said...

Très sympa...

Pierre

Starman said...

I wonder who is living there now?

Joe said...

I don't think she is going to part with that book in her hand for love nor money V.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great picture, the girl looks having some problems to choose the perfect book to read! :)
Léia

Jeanie said...

this is one of my favorite stops and not too far from where I stay, so seeing this photo bring back lovely memories. In fact, when I look up from my desk right here in my home office, I see a photo of that very place!

sukicart said...

Great picture & a fascinating spot in a fascinating city.

JoeinVegas said...

Books outside in the almost sunshine. We usually get some books when visiting.

Vagabonde said...

It sure is a historical bookstore in Paris and there are many books there. I like to go by it when I am in Paris, but I don’t buy books there because most are in English. I usually go around the corner to Gibert where I can buy French books as they are hard to find in Atlanta.

OK I’ll translate so you can exercise your French - C’est certainement une librairie historique où il y a beaucoup de livres. J’aime bien y aller quand je suis à Paris, mais je n’y achète pas de livres car la plupart sont en anglais. D’habitude je vais au coin, chez Gibert, où je peux acheter des livres en français car ils sont difficiles à trouver à Atlanta.

Jack said...

I agree, but isn't it odd that a bookstore named for an English playwright would become a Parisian icon? The location sure doesn't hurt.

Alexa said...

Don't blame you, V. I've read at least 100 books from this place without ever buying one—I just read them right there (thank you, George Whitman)! Hope they have some affluent customers these days.

Malyss said...

Mythic, iconic place!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Browsing books, especially old books, is one of the simple pleasures..you just never know what treasure you might discover, of course in Paris it would be sublime :)

Janey and Co. said...

Love the bookstore, but can't help noticing the two women in the photograph. The one to the left...straight laced, stoic expression...and the other,having a tosseled..free spirited look about her.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Oooh, how I wish I could have a good old rummage there!!

Jane