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Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.


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ISBN13: 9780312347406
ISBN10: 0312347405
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kauyyek, July 1, 2010 (view all comments by kauyyek)
Having lived in Paris in the late 80s and early 90s, I was a frequent visitor and occasionally, a paying customer of Shakespeare & Co. This book took me on a wonderful trip down memory lane. I consider myself fortunate to have been invited to tea on a Sunday afternoon and I have a friend who actually spent a few nights there. I made a return visit to Paris last summer and had to stop in at my favorite bookstore and had the honor of talking with George's daughter. This book is a must read for everyone who has entered the crazy, lovely world that is Shakespeare & Co.
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cezmius, October 27, 2006 (view all comments by cezmius)
This is a wonderful journey across the sea to "the City of Lights."

I'll admit this memoir by a Canadian journalist took me back down memory lane. More than ten years ago, I spent my junior year in Paris studying french and international politics and the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Co., backdrop for Mercer's tale, was a favorite (if temporary) return to the Engligh-speaking world.

If you think you'll enjoy reading about an unusual bookstore cum-Halfway House and the odd literary personalities it attracts, you should pick up Jeremy Mercer's "When Time Was Soft." Too, it makes a good companion if your planning a trip to Paris anytime soon.
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Mercer, Jeremy
Picador USA
Europe - France
Personal Memoirs
Biography - General
Travel - France
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In 1999, Jeremy Mercer fled Canada for Paris with nothing but his meagre savings. Nearly homeless, he met George Whitman, owner of Shakespeare & Co. In exchange for work in the legendary bookstore, Whitman allows struggling writers to live in and around the shelves. He offered Jeremy a cot. Here begins a charming story of Paris, passion, and, of course, books.
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