Week that Was in a Writer’s Images
2017 August pictures for week of the Aug. 21st to Aug. 25th by Author Scot Fin. Full size slideshow at the bottom of this post.
2017 August pictures – August 21st
I think there’s more than one indicator in this picture that I’m not in Berkeley, California. I do understand, however, this bookstore was founded by three people from California. It seems as you get closer to the Sorbonne, more and more little bookstores start popping up. This one is fairly well known; not like a Shakespeare and Company (not too far away), but fairly well known in the bookstore world. I shot this maybe 20 minutes after going by the crowd at Shakespeare and Company and, well, no crowds here. Granted it doesn’t come with a view of Notre Dame, like Shakespeare and Company, but it is on a quintessential Paris street, Rue Casimir Delavigne, on the way to the Luxembourg Gardens.
2017 August pictures – August 22nd
… and getting closer to the Luxembourg Gardens, voilà, another bookstore. This one, Le Dilettante, at 7, place de l’Odéon. I was first attracted by the cat napping on the book (window, lower left) only to be intrigued by the giant book carrying cat art (sideways, upper window). The book napping cat makes a few appearances at Le Dilettante and, had my wife been with me at the time, the giant book carrying cat may have made its way back to Canada. Why do I think that and why was I on my own at the time? Well, to answer both questions, she was off visiting a cat café.
2017 August pictures – August 23rd
… so working my way back from the Luxembourg Gardens and, again, another bookstore. Librairie de L’Escalier, a corner facade, at the corner of Rue Monsieur le Prince and Rue Casimir Delavigne certainly has the Parisian charm.
2017 August pictures – August 24th
But being Canadian, I had to work my way back a little further to The Abbey Bookshop. A Canadian established bookstore at 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie, it is between Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Seine River, just like some other bookstore … Shakespeare & Company or something like that.
2017 August pictures – August 25th
Okay, speaking of Shakespeare & Company, I have to include a shot because, really, it is obligatory when working on the theme of Paris bookshops. This was a Saturday, a little busy, so I had to get into the trees to scan their outside book display.