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May 9, 2010

One of my favourite places on earth is the Shakespeare & Co bookshop in Paris. If youíre ever in Paris youmustvisit it. Itís a timeless, tiny empire of books in the middle of busy Paris. The whole place is filled floor-to-ceiling with books, every corner crammed full. Most are second-hand; some are new. All the books are in English, and the shop is run by friendly American students. Upstairs, there is a 'reading room' with an old piano, where you can stay for hours on end, reading the stacks of books youíll find yourself surrounded with. Itís beautiful.