I’m talking, of course, about the famous Shakespeare and Company a long time institution in Paris selling books in English. I like going here because I love the ambiance not to mention books.
Worn red stairs going up to the second floor.
There’s a little alcove upstairs with a typewriter and a sign saying anyone can use it. I wonder if there are young people who wander in in this day of computers and wonder what in the world it is.
A bed found upstairs too. Writers can stay here with permission. I once once in the store early and came upon a lady putting her shoes on and another washing some coffee cups.
You don’t find old chandeliers in bookstores very often. There was a view of Notre Dame across the river from the second floor as well.