Monday, March 16, 2009

Bouquiniste


"Les bouquinistes" are booksellers located on the Seine river banks selling old books and second hand books. Some of them, like this one, also sell tourist items (postcards, Eiffel towers ...). They are part of History in Paris since in 1620 twenty booksellers were already officially authorized to open their little shops near the Seine. If you read French there is a kind of official website for Bouquinistes : Bouquinistes de Paris

3 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

My french is at best limited, but I can't resist these stalls when I paas by...
Thank you for the link, I didn't know it!

sonyana said...

Servus,
I love Paris and I love your amazing pictures
Thank you!
many greetings
from Vienna
Sonyana

Jill said...

So Parisien! I spotted one of these bags here in town.