we were here.

“mari and naveen. paris. october 20i2.”*

there’s a little room upstairs at shakespeare and company in paris with an old typewriter. people use it to tap away little notes to pin on the wall. we left a small note, although it could be argued this was more a signature, a “we were here” than a note itself. if i could’ve put more words into a note, i might’ve said: it’s sad to see where bookstores and printed books themselves are heading, but i still have a fondness for them both. i find there’s still no better way to discover and learn about new books than by walking into a well-curated store like shakespeare + co.

* the “1” key was broken. oh, typewriters.