Shakespeare and Company

091014-shakespeare-and-co091014-shakespeare-and-co-2With some free time yesterday afternoon, I walked down Boulevard Henri IV, crossed over La Seine, and followed Quai de la Tournelle over to Shakespeare & Company.  While this store isn’t the famous Modernist haunt owned by Sylvia Beach until 1940, George Whitman’s store at at 37 rue de la Bûcherie is a bustling literary hub that celebrates the original store and maintains an important legacy of its own. I was honored to stop in, see my book on the shelves, and be asked to sign some copies.  Then I sat and read in the Square René Viviani, walked across the street to the Notre Dame de Paris, and made my way back towards Place De La Bastille.

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