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Bouquinistes~by Paul F. Lenzi


“Les Bouquinistes”
Painting by Serge-Henry Lupano
From artmajeur.com

five hundred years of tradition
small bookseller stalls that shoulder
the Seine giving onto the reverence… 134 more words


Best haunts in Paris to get your read on

These four places should get you started on a literary adventure in Paris.

Shakespeare and Company bookshop is not just an ordinary store that sells books. 437 more words


Claude Izner Paris 2

Claude Izner (see previous post) is the pen name of two sisters who together write the “Victor Legris” crime novels. The sisters, Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefevre, also work together as booksellers. 17 more words


Les bouquinistes de la Seine

One of my favourite things to do in Paris, is to wander through the couple of hundred bouquiniste stalls along the Seine. Described by many as an “open-air bookshop”, they combine my love of books, antiques, bookshops and market stalls in such a picturesque way. 433 more words


The ever-mysterious map


No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. (Elizabeth Bowen)

Someone once told me that part of the reason that life is bearable even in its darkest moments is the fact that it contains a never ending well of mystery.

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Baguettes and Bestsellers: English Bookshops in Paris

Like Tessel and Isabel, who wrote about the bookstores of Gent and Amsterdam, I love exploring bookstores when I visit a city. A little over a year ago, I visited Paris for the second time and made it my mission to visit as many bookstores as I possibly could (much to the annoyance of my non-bookish travel companions). 651 more words

WB Column

Sundays in Paris

Paris is certainly a city to wake up with. Rubbing the sleep out of my eye and pulling on some clothes, out I stepped into the misty morning and empty streets. 645 more words

Armchair Travel