I couldn’t go to France and not visit Shakespeare & Company. It’s been a dream of mine ever since I read it in Anna and the French Kiss. No amount of time could’ve been enough for me to explore in there and take in the overwhelming mass of books literally floor to ceiling. But I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking
The doormat had quite a lot to say..
Upstairs was filled with writer’s cubby holes and I’m talking Hemmingway kinda writers
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the tote bag which I’m tote-ally gonna rock every day
As a souvenir and also because I love Shakespeare I got Macbeth. I was trying to find a similar copy of Hamlet but no luck. The pages are gold bordered like so
We’d just been to Notre Dame and I wanted to learn more about it so
I also got this cool notebook to put all my blogging ideas in. It’s got some famous writers associated with the store.
Every book comes stamped upon request
These were the steps leading up to the writer’s cubby hole
I also got a post card because why not
Other books from France!
Paris has many street bookstores selling second hand books which was like my dream come true. I soon discovered most of the books were in French and settled upon buying the French version of Lolita. I plan on buying the English version and hope to build on my French vocab. Let’s hope it’s not too dirty
France also has amazing McDonald’s. Seriously guys, if you ever go to France, try their maccas. I, typically, bought a Happy Meal and received a French picture book. How cute is that! It’s Puss in Boots in French!
This was my experience at Shakespeare & Co. Hopefully it wasn’t my only one, I hope to return there one day and spend even more money. If you guys have any burning questions feel free to leave ’em in the comments!