Writing as it was...
What traveller or aspiring travel writer has ever been to Paris and NOT stopped by George Whitman's Shakesepeare & Company, located just a stone's throw (if you have a good arm!) from the Notre Dame Cathedral?
I cannot count the amount of times I have been there over the years. The place is like a magnet, a friendly familiar place that I first visited back in the early 1980s. I always buy at least one book when I visit, and at crazy times too many to carry around the city.
This photo was taken this past spring. I was in Paris this past weekend too but I must confess that I didn't make it to the bookstore this time, but could see it in the distance from Ile de France.
Who remembers actually composing prose, letters or even grocery lists on a typewriter?
Shakespeare and Company
- Phone:+33 1 43 25 40 93
- Hours:Sun - Sat 10am - 11pm