Beyond the Circles and Dots

by Thos Henley Walk into any airport bookshop, the smell of a thousand perfumes in the air, and you’re guaranteed to see tall piles of fatted paperbacks among the bestsellers—a front cover shows a silhouette walking away in the snow, shoulders hunched against…

Bonnes Fêtes and See You in 2015!

Dear readers and friends… Le Blog is taking a short pause for the holidays. We look forward to being reunited with you in the New Year and wish you all a joy, love and good-book-filled couple of weeks! **CHRISTMAS OPENING…

All I Want For Christmas... Is Books

Here are a few gift ideas for the book lovers in your life… The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami An unsettling novella, beautifully illustrated, with lots of attention to quirky detail right down to the library pocket attached to the front…

The Day I Met Jimmy Page

by Alex Freiman Everyone I know claims to be the biggest Jimmy Page Fan—but the truth is I am! It all started back when I was just a boy and didn’t know much about music, let alone Rock’n Roll. I…

What’s Your Ideal Gadget?

There’s never been a better time to be a reader. Today we have a seemingly endless choice of devices for accessing books and other texts. At the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, various reading platforms — battery powered and…