Paris in Color at Shakespeare & Company

Most of you know I studied English Literature in college. Six lovely years with my nose in books. Many books. And like many English majors, I romanticized (ah, heck, still do) Paris’ cafe and literary culture in the 20s. Shakespeare & Company is ground zero in that literary fantasy, despite its changes since.

So you can imagine my delight when Ryan Fox and Kristi Roberts posted a photo on Facebook of it at Shakespeare & Company.  Paris in Color next to Salinger, Shakespeare and Neruda? I know it’s silly, but I wanted to jump out of my skin.

Thank you Ryan and Kristi!

24 Comments

  1. Jane
    May 2, 2012

    As a fellow English major and Francophile, I can totally appreciate this! Amazing! Congrats!

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  2. Shannon Baker
    May 2, 2012

    How fun would it be to buy it ther and get the Shakespeare and Co. store stamp in it!
    I love that place!

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    • Shannon Baker
      May 2, 2012

      Strange. My last comment linked me up with the wrong blog. Oh yeah, and apparently I can’t spell ‘there”. Anyway, I still love your blog and your book. Thanks for being so inspiring.

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  3. Greg Grimsley
    May 3, 2012

    Excellent!

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  4. vicki archer
    May 3, 2012

    That is super exciting…. I would be doing a little jump too… Congratulations…. xv

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  5. Janice MacLeod
    May 3, 2012

    I zipped over there yesterday and they were all sold out. Do not fret. I asked at the desk and they said they had a lot and they all sold very quickly. “Seems we can’t order them fast enough,” she said. The next order is due to arrive shortly. Super exciting!

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  6. Anne
    May 3, 2012

    This is it Nicole, French literary heaven. And you’re there! Yay!!

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  7. California Girl
    May 3, 2012

    Many congratulations to you. I am also an English major whose favorite period in Am Lit is 1920s Paris ex pats. What a thrill to see your book in such a storied (forgive the pun) place.

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  8. Dena
    May 3, 2012

    Congratulations! I have just begun reading your website. Well done. I look forward to getting the book some day!

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  9. Louise
    May 3, 2012

    Oh yes, of course you do! what a gorgeous book, totally worthy of such a place, how amazing it must feel to see it there! I am eagerly awaitng my copy in the post. Lovely work.

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  10. Georgianna
    May 3, 2012

    Ah, Nichole, how thrilling! I am so, so happy for you. I’m sure all those authors are proud to have you next to them, too. Such a particularly appropriate validation of your work. (I hope Shakespeare & Co have it back in stock when I am there in a few weeks – I’ll be sure to check.)

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  11. Susan
    May 3, 2012

    Major freakout moment for you, I’m sure, ah! So exciting.

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  12. Alyssa D
    May 3, 2012

    Bravo- that’s so wonderful! If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend ‘Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co’ by Jeremy Mercer. It’s a wonderful memoir that fondly recalls founder George Whitman and the way he provided a spiritual ground and physical roof for so many wandering artists and dreamers over the years.

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  13. anka
    May 3, 2012

    Your book and Shakespeare&Co are a match made in heaven. I’m sorry I am not there to browse your book dreamily in this lovely bookshop.

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  14. Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living
    May 3, 2012

    Congrats. That’s so exciting. I have your blue postcards hanging up in my living room and just bought your book for my sisiter in law who is a Francofile. Now I’ve got to get one for myself.

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  15. Natalie
    May 4, 2012

    Dear Nichole, congratulations! Having your book sold out in Shakespeare&Co is like winning a special Oscar. Overwhelming joy.
    Your vision is so inspirational.

    I also spent six lovely years with my nose in books getting a degree in theatre and drama history and I specialized in French . I remember the sheer excitement when the Bibliography volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre i compiled was published.

    You’re very talented and your success is so well deserved.
    I wish you could have a signing book event in Sh&Co at the end of July when I’m planning to spend a week in Paris. I wish my dream come true.

    All the best to you and your creative projects.

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  16. The Broad
    May 4, 2012

    Congratulations, Nichole! I ordered your book from Amazon while visiting my mother in the States and when I arrived home yesterday morning was delighted to find it waiting for me! It is absolutely gorgeous — I love love it and it totally deserves to be posted on Facebook at Shakespear&Co.!

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  17. Brittany
    May 4, 2012

    Congratulations on a beautiful book. Paris is certainly a city of glorious color and magnifence!
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  18. Clare
    May 9, 2012

    Congratulations! I would be jumping out of my skin for sure!!

    ~ Clare x

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  19. Lou Binns
    May 9, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! xxxxxx

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  20. Jennifer Lim
    May 15, 2012

    Hello Nichole, I am truly grateful to have found your book. It makes me wants to go back to Paris and explore it’s hidden beauties.. And trust me if i do go back there, I will bring your book and make it as my “Lonely Planet” reference. :D
    Love from a fan of your photographs; and a slowly-but-surely-turning-to-Franchopile. :)

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  21. Emily @ Anna Delores
    May 16, 2012

    I would be screaming at the top of my lungs with joy! It’s totally super amazing. It’s such an incredible achievement, Nichole — you’re REALLY famous now!

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  22. Sara Yazmin
    August 24, 2012

    Hi! I’m from Malaysia. Found out about you recently on Etsy. You’re amazing! How can I get your book?

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  23. Samara
    September 3, 2012

    Fellow english-major freaking out with you =)

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