The Real Floating Paris Bookshop

Like many of you I fell in love with the book, The Little Paris Bookshop, about a floating bookstore moored on the Seine that goes wild and floats through France. It’s a delightful book, sad and funny and quirky, a bit of a fairy tale of the best type. If you can’t get to France this summer (or want to go back in your mind!) check it out. 

It turns out there is a real bookshop on a houseboat in Paris. It is in no way small however:

One of France’s gigantic canal boats – fitting the lock standardized by the Freycinet Act (1879) of a parallel-piped shape 40 metres long and 5.2 metres wide, and today moored alongside Quai de L’Oise just off the Bassin de la Villette – has been given a new life as a bookstore and cultural centre where creation takes the form of workshops, theatre groups, readings and art gallery space.”  READ MORE

The Real Floating Bookshop

You can read about those lucky Parisians who live on houseboats too. I’ve often wondered about them. They are called péniches.

Want more reading about Paris? Who doesn’t? Grab Cara Black’s newest mystery set in Paris, featuring private detective Aimée Leduc, Murder on the Quai. It’sa prequel and the 16th in the series (!) so if you haven’t read Cara yet you’re in for a long, lovely Parisian ride.

The Things We Said Today-2Have you heard the news about the new book? The third full-length Bennett Sisters novel, The Things We Said Today, arrives everywhere on August 15! To pre-order a Kindle copy, CLICK HERE. As a blog reader you can get an early paperback copy HERE. If you subscribe to the newsletter you know I’m giving away ebook copies of Blackbird Fly, the first in the series, to subscribers. Other freebies are often in the newsletter. Hope to see you there.

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