Wednesday, December 14
Temples for the Literary Pilgrim
Shakespeare and Company in Paris has a team for web orders and has added a cafe.
"PARIS. Shakespeare and Company. From its antique typewriters to the age-cracked tomes on groaning shelves, Shakespeare and Company, the legendary Paris bookstore, offers visitors a chance to step into a time capsule. The stuff of myth whispers from musty corners: Allen Ginsberg once stripped naked there for a poetry reading. Anaïs Nin left her will under the bed of the bookstore’s eccentric founder, George Whitman, who hosted legions of writers before he died in 2011. Henry Miller hailed the place simply as 'a wonderland of books.' That it has been ever since Mr. Whitman set up shop in 1951 at 37, rue de la Bûcherie, on the site of a medieval monastery facing the brooding towers of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. ..." PORTO, PORTUGAL Livraria Lello; HANGZHOU, CHINA Zhongshuge Bookstore; SANTORINI, GREECE Atlantis Books; VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA Munro’s Books; BUENOS AIRES El Ateneo Grand Splendid; MEXICO CITY El Péndulo; KALK BAY, SOUTH AFRICA Kalk Bay Books; Quagga Rare Books and Art.