Posted by Lewis on November 14, 2003
In Reply to: :Anybody to help me out ? (continued) posted by Michael on November 13, 2003
: : to quote Meatloaf "You took the words right out of my mouth..."
: : It was 1998 when I last visited Paris but hopefully my placename memory is OK.
: : I was going to recommend PSG for finding the book in Paris. Start at Deux Magots with a leisurely coffee and wander down the Boulevard? S-G towards the bridge by Notre Dame. When you hit Odeon (I think) just perambulate and work your way to St. Michel.
: : Also - I recall a second-hand bookshop with US imports in Rue de Monsieur de la Prince (end nearest the metro) - street runs parallel with B. St Michel (the one with the Sorbonne on it) - anyway, it's near an Alsace restaurant and there seemed to be medical supplies around there somewhere.
: : I was only there about 2-3 days, but the Rive Gauche was much friendlier than I had expected of Paris, so I didn't need to block out the memory.
: Yesssss !
: The English second hand bookshop on Monsieur-le-Prince street is named San Francisco Book Company, that's the one I meant in my previous post, and I highly recommend it. It's as well a nice place to have a little chat with Jim (the American guy working there at this time). I'm going to check out the other place you referred to.
: Paris is OK if you hang where night life, youngsters and students are. Saint-Germain is one of these places.
: But for myself, I am working hard finding ways to get out of here ASAP to return to an English spoken Country...
I knew 'de la Prince' was garbled - 'le Prince', much better. I bought a John Grisham (I think) at that bookshop as I'd run out of reading material and was staying at the Hotel St Paul further up the rue. There was also a convenience store that sold cans of beer with tequila in it a bit further up.