Abbey Bookshop (Paris, France)
29 rue de la Parcheminerie
I’m so glad Shakespeare & Co. was closed that day.
Abbey Bookshop, opened in 1989, is a beautiful little place owned by a Canadian man called Brian who kindly offered me some coffee when I stepped in. Always a good sign. There are books everywhere. It was one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life. Double-sliding shelves, books stacked up on a table, on stools, on the floor. I didn’t dare to venture into the basement, which according to Brian is even more impressive than the ground floor. Now I wish I had.