Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Favorite Spots in Paris, Part Nine - Bouquinistes

 "A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.”

        – Thomas Jefferson

Etching signed "yvon"


From Wikipedia:  "The Bouquinistes of Paris, France, are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire

The Seine is thus described as 'the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves'.

Installed along more than three kilometres of the Seine and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 240 bouquinistes make use of 900 "green boxes" to house some 300,000 old books and a very great number of journals, stamps and trading cards."

Spending a day walking in Paris browsing book stalls.

What could be more perfect?!

j'espère que vous reviendrez

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