shakespeare & company
August 18, 2009
walking along the seine river, i found myself walking right past the famous bookstore, shakespeare & company, which carries english books (yay!), so i just had to go in. started in 1951, this bookstore stamps every book that leaves their doors…
so next time you pick up a used book and see this stamp inside you will know where it came from.
the shelves are just crowded with books. the bookstore also has various events and workshops which are updated on their website.
in other book-related news, i just heard about the program, choose what you read in new york. instead of just reading the metro on the subway, this organization wants you to pick out a book and when you are done, pass it on to somebody else. they have monthly drop off stations, and the best thing is that it’s all free! they just ask that you return the book when you are done. simple enough!