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A Real Loss for Book Lovers!

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If you are a bookophile like me, or just curious in trying to seek out real offbeat gems in beautiful cities, one of my favorites has always been the Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris.  It could not be in a more picturesque location,  right on the on the Rive Seine and directly opposite Notre Dame cathedral.  It was opened in 1952 by George Whitman, who set a goal of making book shop the center of English-language literary life in Paris.  His years of hard work made Shakespeare and Company the most beloved and famous bookstore in the world.  I have never missed spending “browsing time” there on numerous trips to Paris.  To read more of the passing of this special guy, Click Here.

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