Week that Was in a Writer’s Images
Book images from Paris and London for weekly post of November 20th to November 24th by Author Scot Fin.
Book images, November 20th
I finished last week visiting a Saint Germain en Laye cat so I thought I’d start this week moving along to centre-ville and the market. The Saint Germain market, I think, is one of the best but somehow I ended up at the book stall. Maybe it was because it reminded me of how I have my books arranged. At any rate, if you desire visiting a French market, you’d be hard pressed to find a better one. Just the RER A with the Saint Germain en Laye terminus from Paris on, as per the Saint Germain website, Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 1pm.” I used the website because I can never remember the weekdays. For me, however, the Sunday market is the best.
Book images, November 21st
Well, I did enjoy browsing the book stall at the Saint Germain en Laye market but those were all French books so, with my limited French capabilities, I went on a quest for English books. I think I found some. There seems to be a clue here. From the quintessential French market to the quintessential French covered passage at Galerie Vivienne, I ended up at Librairie Jousseaume. A few English books, a lot of Parisian charm. Really, though, it’s that book cart I want.
Book images, November 22nd
I couldn’t leave Galerie Vivienne without taking this picture. Who knows how many years this window display off Rue Vivienne has been here, but, for quite a few years now, I could never pass up taking this shot from various angles. Just can’t resist stacks of books and flying pink pigs.
Book images, November 23rd
More stacks of books in Paris; this time English ones. And where does one find many stacks of English books in Paris? Well, these would be at The Abbey Bookshop. I may have mentioned before, but I will again because I’m Canadian and this store was established by a Canadian. It is a short distance from some other, I hear, well known English bookstore, something called Shakespeare and Company. The Abbey Bookshop is at 29 Rue de la Parcheminerie.
Book images, November 24th
I had to take a quick trip across, well under, the English Channel to get a stack of really old books image. And, with the Eurostar, it actually is a quick trip between London and Paris. I knew I could count on Hatchards of London since it is a really old bookstore, as in established in 1797. I’m not sure if this particular stack of books was part of the window display back then.
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