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Writing as it was...

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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?

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