Paris : Down the Rabbit Hole

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I first had the pleasure of visiting Shakespeare and Company bookstore more than 30 years ago, and I still return without fail each and every time that I’m in Paris. But not every book lover gets to browse Europe’s most beloved independent book shop. Now everyone can pay a virtual visit thanks to Shakespeare and Company’s new digital presence. There’s a completely revamped website—with e-commerce facility—a blog appropriately titled “Le Blog”, and a tumblr called “Down the rabbit hole”.

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If you’d like to pass some time at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, and even buy some books to support the Parisian institution, now’s your chance. Owner Sylvia Beach Whitman promises:

In return for your online purchase, we’ll endeavor to give your books that certain je ne sais quoi. It could be with the bookstore’s official stamp, a vintage postcard of Paris we found in a second-hand book, or a pocket-sized poem typed by a Tumbleweed at the desk looking onto Notre-Dame. Each package will be carefully, beautifully boxed and shipped, sent like a message in a bottle to you or perhaps to a friend, a message of warmth and solidarity that wherever you may be, in whatever town or city, there’s always a home for readers and literary wanderers at Shakespeare and Company.

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