Monday, May 18, 2009

Shakespeare and Company

Um, duh.

I’m a big reader. A big lover of the Beats and the Lost Generation. And I’ve passed by the famed Shakespeare & Co a gazillian times. So how is it that this past Saturday was the first time I ever went inside?

This is more than a bookstore. It’s a cultural icon and institution. It’s welcoming and quirky, crooked and grand, musty and inspiring. It’s loaded with new and used books and the epicenter for Anglophone readers and writers in the city. I’m so happy I finally visited.

I resisted buying any books since I have a good dozen at home that I still have to read. But I know I will go back and I know it will lift my spirits then the same way it did this weekend.

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