Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goodbye, Galignani

I’m enjoying my goodbye moments this week, many of which are random and unintentional (like when I went to Café Wepler yesterday for un chocolat, I passed the crummy hotel I called home for my first three weeks in Paris, and I was all too happy to say goodbye to it for a second time).

Other farewells are a little more bittersweet, like Galignani. Yes, I am waxing poetic about a bookstore. But if you know Galignani, you know this bookstore is magic. The big picture books, the international magazines, the literary and artsy clients, and the overall aesthetic.



I also love seeing that book design seems to be having a resurgence—the covers of reissued classics and new titles are just gorgeous.

4 comments:

  1. Mandy in ManchesterJanuary 5, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    Ah I do love these bookshop posts/photos of yours - I based a large proportion of my Christmas list on one of your previous posts and got 7 or 8 Paris-based/related titles from the hubby. (He is now referring to my growing collection as my Paris library!) Bliss!!

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  2. You'll just have to capture the Parisian side of NYC for us! Only wish we had met sooner during your Paris adventure :(

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  3. Do you know how many times I've bought a book BECAUSE OF its cover? This puts Barnes & Noble to shame...but alas, it's all we have here in this little town on the frozen tundra of southern Minnesota. Did you get a gorgeous book to read on the plane home?

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  4. I found this place accidentally, being next to Angelina's that's pretty easy to do. It was lovely.

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