Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Little Shakespeare In Paris

I finally found this bookstore!
I bumped into it completely by accident and started to do a little hop while pointing at it from across the street. Shakespeare and Company is one of the oldest bookstores in Paris that sells books in the English language. This is really important to know if you lost your book enroute and need something great to read on the plane ride home. I always see it in movies and recently there was a large story in a newspaper at home about it. The store is now run by the daughter of the founder. They still have small rooms to lend authors who need a place to stay while working on their books. Can you imagine? An author in residence program. The whole building feels very giving.

The place was packed. Every nook and cranny had people in it. Reading or chatting. It really is an experience to be here. Books crammed to the ceiling both new and old. You won't know where to look.

Their quote out front.

This sure beats the huge bookstore I normally go to on a Sunday at home.
I left with one book smiling. I know I will go back.

It is Sunday! Here are my bead links too!

A Bead A Day
If you are looking for some unique findings to use in your valentine jewelry (or Twilight jewelry), Lisa uses some interesting domed filligree pieces to house a bright red mysterious bead. Jewelry Making
Artfire, Zibbet, Etsy, which of these is the right selling venue for your jewelry?

Art Bead Scene
ABS Rewind: Art Bead Scene isn't just about art beads, it's about artist made buttons too!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Demon Monkeys appear in Carmi's projects this week.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's made a New Year's resolution to clean out the studio with a January clearance sale!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie starts the new year with a new source of inspiration... a project she calls Song Lore.

Jean Campbell
Jean is sharing stories and images this week about her stops in CA. Monterey brought the most creative inspiration of all.

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi has started a new series, called "What would you do" to discuss some of the sticky dilemmas we face in jewelry making.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Looking for just the right clasp? Lorelei reviews a few from

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean meets a cool new friend who offers us a great jewelry teaching site!

Strands of Beads
Melissa is the author of Softflex Company's Spotlight On...Article for January 2010

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
A luminous Golden Cloud Series Basha Bead inspires Andrew to create a bracelet ready to take flight!