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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
You can never have too many books
Shakespeare and Company is situated in rue de la Bucherie in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, and is a wonderful location for any book lover to browse, read and leisurely spend some time playing chess or the piano or writing that new novel.
Besides standing on traditional bookshelves there are books jammed into every nook and cranny.
The original store was opened by the famous American Sylvia Beach in rue Dupuytren in 1919. She was one of the remarkable women of the twenties, who among many other achievements published James Joyce's Ulysses.
I'm currently reading Sylvia Beach's biography
which I bought at Shakespeare and Company of course.