Enlightening blog post essay about Paris book shops from The Matilda Project. Had to laugh out loud at the “Cry me a river, Goliath” parenthetical aside.
Readers, have you been to Paris? And? Isn’t it amazing?
Yes, I know. Everyone loves Paris. Everyone agrees that it’s one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. Everyone who didn’t run away to Paris at eighteen feels a pang of regret every time someone quotes Hemingway’s statement that ‘If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.’ You don’t need me to drive the point home. Well, I apologise, but I’m going to have to put in my two Euro cents.
My favourite thing about visiting Paris – the thing even more dear to me than eating brioche with every meal or walking along the Seine at twilight – is being in a city that looks after its bookshops. Walking around the centre of…
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It’s not just the books in your hand, it’s the whole experience. There is a place for e-books and a place for wonderful book stores, I hope! 🙂
I totally agree!