Time Was Soft There

Time Was Soft There

A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co

Book - 2005
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Wandering through Paris's Left Bank one day, poor and unemployed, Canadian reporter Jeremy Mercer ducked into a little bookstore called Shakespeare & Co. Mercer bought a book, and the staff invited him up for tea. Within weeks, he was living above the store, working for the proprietor, George Whitman, patron saint of the city's down-and-out writers, and immersing himself in the love affairs and low-down watering holes of the shop's makeshift staff. Time Was Soft There is the story of a journey down a literary rabbit hole in the shadow of Notre Dame, to a place where a hidden bohemia still thrives.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005
Edition: 1st Picador ed. --
ISBN: 9780312347406
Branch Call Number: 381.450020944361 Mer 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 260 p


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JCLJessecaB Apr 16, 2018

“Time Was Soft There” is a memoir for book lovers. The author recounts his time in Paris at Shakespeare and Co. bookstore and describes the many colorful experiences he had while living and working in the shop. I liked how this memoir emphasized the importance of books in our lives and how reading can really save us.

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