A Sunday in Paris

I don’t often blog about anything else here but books and podcasts, but I guess you’d enjoy a small treat and a rare visit to one of Paris’ literary landmark: the Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, a few steps away from Notre Dame and the Seine.

It’s been 4 months since we ventured to Paris, and now that the strict lock-down has eased up, we could enjoy a visit to this favorite place!

It was weird to see Paris without its cohort of tourists, and Shakespeare and Co was not its usual elbow-to-elbow jam-packed old self. It was both sad and precious. For once, I could really look at the books and take my time to watch and remember. I attended the Other Writing Group there for several years until the birth of my first son. At that time, George Whitman was still in his apartment next to the meeting room (he died in 2011 at 98). Despite the lack of tourists the bookstore is still open and busy, and I hope that it remains so for long years to come!

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