This is an honest and well-written book about a fascinating subject.
We only got that brienf glimpse of Shakespeare & Co but from what I could tell Mercer captured the mileu wonderfully, especially the amazing George Whitman.
I love reading memoirs and anything to do with books and Paris makes it even better.
I really enjoyed this book, it transported me to Paris and life along The Seine.
The characters were real and the author engaging.
This is an overwritten memoir set in a place located on the banks of the Seine that attracts thousands of tourists who mistakenly think it is the original Shakespeare & Co bookshop... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Fitzpatrick
Sorry, but I just felt like there was nothing to get into with this book. I almost felt like it would be of interest to his family and friends and that was about it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by MK
This book is so amazing. It's perfect for people that like books about books and just love bookstores and everything book related. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book interesting, but it was not what I was expecting. Yes, it is based in Shakespeare & Co the famous bookstore founded by Sylvia Beach and gathering place of the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by keetmom
I gave this book four stars cause it was a very good read. The young fellow (the author)leaves Canada and settles in Paris for a while to avoid a dangerous situation he created by... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Richard L. Ballard
The Paris that Jeremy Mercer created within the pages of this book is unique. I want to take a tour of his Paris. I want to visit Panis and the erstwhile Polly Magoos. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a must read if you want to lose yourself in the romantic idealism of Paris. You will fall in love with George. You will fall in love with the bookstore. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by jahpoet
I love Paris, and I was intrigued by the idea of this book about this famous bookstore, but the execution is disappointing. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by James Kerr