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Standing in this spot in Galerie Vivienne positions you to admire the ethereal light filtering through the paneled glass ceiling, the breathtaking architecture and tilework, and of course the books. The beautiful books. We dare any aesthete to resist lingering here.

"When she raises her eyelids it's as if she were taking off all her clothes.”

― Colette

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” 

― Mark Twain

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