Book Stall outside Shakespearean BookStore (photo by Bonnie)
Bouquinistes quai de la Pecherie, Lyon, France
Les Bouquinistes, in the 1st arondissement. Booksellers have been selling their wares along the Seine for nearly 500 years.
Paris 1935 "Librairie Gibert Joseph" Boulevard Saint-Michel,
Antique book kiosk along Sienne
The Bouquinistes of Paris are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the Seine: on the right bank from the Pont Marie to the Quai du Louvre, and on the left bank from the Quai de la Tournelle to Quai Voltaire. The Seine is thus described as 'the only river in the world that runs between 2 bookshelves'. The tradition of the second-hand booksellers began around the 16th century with little market peddlers. Under pressure from…