Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bouquiniste's Stand

Bouquiniste's stand with not so many books, quai de Montebello, Paris
Bouquiniste's stand... with not so many books
Quai de Montebello, 5e arrondissement
Paris, July 2010

“Paris has many grand monuments dominating its skyline, but for regular visitors to the 'city of light' there is a sight every bit as ingrained into its terroir as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Sacre Coeur - that of the riverside booksellers who for centuries have plied their trade on the banks of the River Seine. Les Bouquinistes can count Presidents (including Mitterand and Thomas Jefferson) as regular customers, and boast a proud history of providing a source of literatures thought subversive to the prevailing authorities of the day.”
(The Paris Bouquinistes, BBC Radio 4)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

I was going to say not many books before I read your caption... Everything changes...