Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - Shakespeare and Co.





Shakespeare and Company 
Paris, France
May 2011

A modest  couple of four books came home with me. 


Haunting of Hill House and Jamaica Inn are both on my RIP reading list this month - can't wait. 
Book Thief, in all its weepy fantasticness, I read over the summer. 
Tropic of Cancer is for another time.

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37 comments:

Dizzy C said...

So many books!
How did you manage to choose only 4!

have a good weekend

carol

Paulita said...

Okay, now you've made me curious and I don't read your blog often enough to know the answers. Do you live in Europe and finding an English book store was a rare opportunity? Or do were you just blown away with the selection here?
My daughter leaves for Paris in two weeks and we were just talking about this book store. I told her to try to turn in the English-language books she is taking with her for ones she hasn't read. She loves to read and it may be a long three months with only a few books.

Trish said...

dizzy - only four because I had to find space in my baggage. I could have bought more, but airlines don't take kindly to heavy suitcases. Even these four, though, are a nice memento of my time there.

paulita - I live in Canada and was visiting Paris last spring. I knew I wanted to stop into Shakespeare and Company from all that I had read about its long history (it was also nice to have that hub of English language to retreat to as I don't speak much French.) They have a great selection of new and used books, a lovely view of the Seine and Notre Dame, and a cafe next door where you can sit down with your purchases over a cafe-au-lait. If your daughter is a reader, I would highly recommend she visit there while in Paris. It's a fabulous little bookshop.

Jill said...

Wow! There is just somethng about seeing so many books!

Mary said...

What a great little shop - and you found a few books :) I would definitely seek this place out if I were to visit Paris. Thanks for telling us about it.

Beachreader said...

My question is "How long were you in the book store?" :)

Trish said...

jill - I know, right? All the possibilities . . .

mary - apparently there's another English language bookshop in Paris, too, but I just didn't have enough time to seek it out.

Trish said...

beachreader - lol . . . a long time. I had the afternoon to myself, so.

Christine Rains said...

Wow! So many books! Awesome photos.

Sam said...

I think you were very restrained only buying 4!

Gorgeous photos :)

Trish said...

christine - thanks! Yes, books. Aren't they all so lovely?

sam - I rather thought so myself ;) I could have filled a box with all I wanted to buy.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That must have taken a lot of discipline to choose just four! They look like good ones.

I read Jamaica Inn a long, long, LONG time ago....when I was young! LOL

Time for a reread.

Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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mostraum said...

That looks like a great store to visit, and you brought home a nice little selection. I really liked the picture with the bookshelves and the piles of books in front of them. Feels a bit like our home at the moment :-)

Trish said...

laurel - it must be a good book since it's worth a reread!

mostraum - yes, the piles of books lol I'm always curious about the ones at the bottom of the pile. When was the last time they saw the light of day? I'd love to investigate . . .

Lisa said...

I need to get back to Paris. (And The Book Thief is a wonderful book!) Looks like a lovely shopping trip.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh how fun! I am looking at your copy of The Book Thief and thinking I dont remember it being so big! Greta read!

Trish said...

lisa - Paris is fantastic, isn't it?!

sheila - yes, it is quite thick, but wow . . . it's so absorbing you hardly notice.

readerofthepack said...

Wow, that looks like reader heaven!

I really want to read the Haunting of Hill House.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great snapshots! I could never have walked out of there with only 4 books. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

bermudaonion said...

Oh, what fun! I was hoping to go back to Paris next month, but it's not going to work out.

Trish said...

reader - Haunting looks good, doesn't it?

sherrie - yes, choosing just four was quite difficult.

bermuda - I'm looking forward to getting back there some day, too.

Alyce said...

Oh, that is so neat! I've always wondered what it looked like. It's a must-visit place for me if I ever get to Paris.

Leslie said...

I would get lost in a bookstore like that. It would take hours to find me and drag me out!

Bev Hankins said...

I love that you were able to go to Shakespeare and Company. I have read so much about that bookstore.

I'd have a hard time leaving a bookstore like that...

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Trish said...

alyce - it's in a lovely old building with creaky wooden floors and tall windows. I hope you get a chance to go there!

leslie - I went on my own because I knew I'd be in a dreamy trance the whole time.

bev - yes, I love that it has such a storied literary history. So cool!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love those shots...today was a bookish experience for me as well...LOL

Trish said...

diane - yes, I was over and saw all your loot. Isn't it fun?!

Vicki said...

I love bookstores, but to visit on in another country would be awesome!! Thanks for sharing!
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smellincoffee said...

Ohhhhh, those are some FINE bookcases and books. :-D

Pooch said...

Very inviting pictures, all. Love the casual, cheeriness of the first and the books, of course the books!
:)

Trish said...

vicki - it makes for great memories, too.

smellincoffee - they're lovely, aren't they?

pooch - it's a very inviting place, as most book stores are.

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

I want that entire pile of books stacked on the floor...but I'd settle for the 4 you brought home. Great choices!

gautami tripathy said...

This reminds me that I need to buy books!


Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

DesLily said...

wow lucky you! I want the Haunting of Hill House myself!

Trish said...

jess - haha yeah, that pile! The ones I bought were easy picks; the ones on the floor would need some real uninterrupted browsing time.

gautami - yes, I was kind of feeling that myself ;)

deslily - it's my next read! It so small, I'll want to savor it.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Ever since reading about this bookstore in Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, I've wanted to visit Paris. So jealous! :)

Trish said...

I hope you get a chance to go! It was really so much fun to see the store after having read so much about its history. A Moveable Feast was a fantastic book, wasn't it?