Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back to the Future

From: Live Auctioneers

"One late-autumn afternoon I walked from the 7th down the Blvd. St.-Germain to the Librairie in the 5th, on the other side of the Boul Mich’, in the old Latin Quarter, at the foot of Notre Dame. The windows were dusty, the interior dark, there was no indication that the store was open.
     But the door was unlocked.
     I was greeted by an older man in a tweed jacket and a knit scarf. 'Greeted', perhaps, is not the right word. He acknowledged my presence with a small nod while I gazed — in rapture, in wonderment — at book after book after book. There were hundreds of them. All extraordinary. All by Jules Verne."
— Howard A. Rodman,  Los Angeles Review of Books

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