Monday, March 31, 2014

Les bouquinistes

I don't know that I've purchased a book here but have found some lovely vintage prints for myself and gifts for family and friends. Always worth a slow stroll.  

12 comments:

Joe said...

We have a lovely small water colour of Paris hanging on our wall purchased from a street stall just like this nearly 30 years ago and it is still as bright as the day we bought it. Nice memories.

Stuart said...

The big controversy now is the claim that they're supposed to be selling only books and not other "tourist" items. Always something. Anyway, it's a charming shot !

Alain said...

Pas toujours très aimables et souvent leurs livres sont "emballés" donc impossibles à feuilleter.

Malyss said...

One of the best places where to stroll in Paris..

Jeanie said...

This is a wonderful photo and great light with it. Never bought a book there either, but some paper things and cards. I'd love to buy the prints in this photo!

JudyMac said...

Bibliophile that I am, had I lived in Paris a century or so ago, I might have been a bouquiniste myself. I bought a book there on my first trip to Paris, when you fall in love with everything you see, that I might not otherwise have bought. But I was also trying to spread my Euros around. The time one waits to earn a permit for a stall requires the patience of Job, i.e., years.

William Kendall said...

The prints look quite fetching!

altadenahiker said...

The whole scene looks fetching.

Alexa said...

Still trying to find the Asterix titles I'm missing, and have happily found a couple chez les bouquinistes.

Paulita said...

It wouldn't be Paris without a walk along the book booths overlooking the Seine.

La Petite Gallery said...

That is a place I would stop to shop..

yvonne

Judith Dean said...

Your photos are magical. I love them - it's like taking a trip to Paris with you as my guide!