Friday, July 24, 2015

feed the starving writers

we looked for it for days before we found it
there it was...across the bridge from the centre of the universe (a.k.a. notre dame)
there are little signs that says "no photos"...ooops
i seriously didn't see them (until our third visit) and neither did all the other tourists.
it is such a magical space full of wonderful books.
the upstairs is a library and a couple of really quaint sitting areas
with several desks and typewriter vignettes. 
this is ian's favourite spot...
to view the bell tower of the notre dame,
to read some of the books from the library shelf,
to visit with the albino cat
and to chat with some of the interns.
did you know that this bookstore runs a program where young writers can stay for free on a bed in the apartment if they work in the shop and write everyday?
our place is only a 15 minutes walk from the we pass by it frequently.
yesterday, they were giving away a big pile of books.
we all walked home with a couple of good reads to take to the park later that afternoon.


  1. Oops, sorry about the signs, but I'm glad you didn't see them so we could see photos! What a treasure to visit.
    What an amazing vacation you are having Erica.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. What a wonderful place to visit. Your vacation has been incredible! Enjoy your weekend.


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