Shakespeare and co.

A very nice quote in the Parisien English-bookshop Shakespeare and company. This is a pretty famous English bookshop near the Notre Dame in Paris. See these photos to get an impression.

The inscription at the top of the stairs is a welcome sign at the gates of heaven. Heaven in this case is the Tumbleweed Hotel, the upper floors of the shop, where chances are the vagabonds you meet will be tumbleweeds and wanderers will be angels. (*) In former days writers could spend the night at this upper floor in exchange for some help in the shop. Other obligations were making up your own bed and read a book a day! (*) A very special kind of hospitality, isn’t it?

So be extra nice next time when you serve a guest you don’t know, it might be an angel!

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