#books (at Kinokuniya)
Libreria Acqua Alta, Venezia.
29 September 2011
I want to visit this Austrian Library! so many books, so beautiful!
“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. ” - Elizabeth Hardwick
wowww, I want to visit this store one day!- doan
Shakespeare & Co.
Shakespeare & Co. opened in 1951 after its owner, George Whitman, amassed a large collection of English-language books during several years living in Paris. The bookstore served as a base for many members of the Beat generation, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs among them. Its name comes from a previous Parisian bookstore (in a different location) run by Sylvia Beach, who catered to members of the Lost Generation — Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, James Joyce, etc. Today’s shop is now run by Sylvia, George’s daughter, who is named after Beach.