Monday, October 20, 2014

Shakespeare and Company



Shakespeare and Company


This charming, storied bookstore serves as a regular bookstore, 
as second-hand bookstore, and as a reading library. 
It is so much more than a tourist destination 
and the interior looks much like it must have 60 years ago 
when it was opened by George Whitman.  
Today, his daughter runs it as her father did, 
opening the space for young writers to work and live.


With the full color of autumn, 
the leaves provide a coordinated color-match with the storefront.



Shakespeare and Company
37, rue de la Boûcherie
75005, Paris

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

And with the legendary name of Whitman no less! :-)

Debs said...

My favourite type of store in my favourite city. That's a must on my to see list.

Alain said...

Quand on parle anglais, ca doit etre sympa.

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chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Alain is right ...one needs to read in english to truly appreciate the bookshop.But then as now there are certainly enough people to do so! I lobe the shop and the atmosphere there!

Alexa said...

I've loved this place for almost 50 years—nice memories!

William Kendall said...

I've seen it before in photoblogs, and I'd love to pay a visit.

Katrin Klink said...

Love it! Your picture brings back a lot of wonderful memories ...

James said...

I like how the leaves match the storefront. Nice picture!

Randy said...

I loved when they had a store in Scottsdale. It was my favorite.

Jack said...

A fine bookstore. At one of the best locations in Paris.

Kate said...

I love the history of this place.

Jeanie said...

One of my favorite spots in Paris. It looks beautiful in the fall.

Little Nan said...

What a charming little bookshop......
it really is just lovely!
x

Louise said...

Can you believe I've never been there? No, I can't either. I've walked past many times, including on this trip. I must fix it. And soon.

Joe said...

We popped in here Genie. It was such a fascinating place. We stayed just around the corner. It is such a great location.