Tag Archives: Paris

Centre Pompidou has an identity crisis

Whenever I am in Paris, I always make some time to visit the grand Centre Pompidou. After four decades, the modern art museum with its inside-out construction is looking less cutting-edge, but it still boasts one of Europe’s best contemporary … Continue reading

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Eyes on Paris

For the past few years, here in the States we have had the opportunity to get to know the work of the popular French street artist known as JR. Now Parisians can catch-up with their hometown guy’s artwork at his … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism : Paris

It’s been quite a few years since a large indie bookstore has opened in Paris. The new  ICI Librairie et Café looks like it would not be out of place in Stockholm or Copenhagen. The multi-floor bookshop offers a wide ranging collection, … Continue reading

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The best museum in the world ?

You may disagree, but TripAdvisor just named the Musée d’Orsay in Paris the “Best Museum in the World” for 2018. Housed in a stunning turn-of-the-century former railway terminal, this riverside gem hosts an eye-popping collection of European art works dating … Continue reading

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Bookstore of the Moon

La Librairie de la Lune, Brassaï 1938  

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Bansky in Paris

It’s hard to believe, but the mysterious British street artist(s) known as Banksy just made a first foray into Paris. These images are the first to be discovered. Hopefully, we’ll see some more in the coming days.

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As Important As The Eiffel Tower ?

Les Bouquinistes, the booksellers whose iconic green stalls have lined the River Seine in the heart of Paris for more than two hundred years, are campaigning to be recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural treasure. Jerome Callais, the president of … Continue reading

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Wild Books

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”                      … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Deluxe

To commemorate the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  this year, Les Éditions des Saints Pères in Paris has published a limited edition, deluxe facsimile of the original manuscript in the author’s own handwriting. “Frankenstein is a canon in the history of … Continue reading

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Springtime in Paris

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