Week that Was in a Writer’s Images
Paris books photos for weekly post of October 2nd to the 6th by Author Scot Fin.
Paris Books, October Photos – 2nd
Bouquinistes have the best views, apparently since the late 1700s. I understand that is when the term was first used for these second hand book sellers along the Seine River in Paris.
Paris Books, October Photos – 3rd
For Travel Tuesday, I thought I’d go (I wish I could go but I’m talking in terms of a picture today) to one of the most well known booksellers in Paris. Most well known; perhaps due to its prominent location, being on Rue de Rivoli. Also, however, due to it being acknowledged as the oldest English bookstore on the continent. Established in the early 1800s and amazingly at this location since 1856, it certainly offers an appealing Parisian façade.
Paris Books, October Photos – 4th
The books caught my eye but I was expecting a little more out of Shakespeare and Company. Maybe ‘The Shakespeare Book’ in the window confused me. Turns out I found Rue Saint-Julien le Pauvre around the corner from Rue de la Bûcherie (and the front of Shakespeare and Company). I, however, still found interest in this doorway.
Paris Books, October Photos – 5th
The Bouquiniste have books and art. And I’ve heard the forever famous, It Is Said, once said, the Seine is “the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves”. Wish I had said that, furthermore, I wish I knew who the forever famous, It Is Said, is. I do know, however, that this was said in relation to the Bouquiniste stands on both sides of the Seine.
Paris Books, October Photos – 6th
So that’s where I left my library ladder. In a little Parisian book store apparently back in the early 1900s. Time flies; it doesn’t seem that long ago. There is so much going on through this doorway that I noticed after taking the picture … way back then. I guess, originally, the ladder distracted me because I love library ladders.
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