Friday, September 18, 2020

Salon International du Livre Rare - Grand Palais

 


There is visible smog in Paris from the fires. Big Merci ❤️ to West Coasters who wrote and thanked me for mentioning the fires. I’ve met many in Paris. It’s nice to meet more. I hope things turnaround for you ASAP🙏

Last night was the preview of the Salon International du Livre (on thru Sunday and free entry). Its always a wonderful show full of surprises. You’ll find what you are looking for and much more. Attendees kept their distance and were masked.

What to wear? Something dust-proof and bookish.
Save the bookmarks I send out PBers. They could be worth a bundle someday!
Meet Cristalle Gonzalos, owner of Paris specialist bookshop, 
Librairie Sur Fil de Paris at the end of rue Saint Paul near the Seine. She carries all things Paris, speaks English and does mail order. Hooray.
I fell hard for this long illustrated panarama scroll of 19th century rue de Rivoli (25€)in her shop window. She sends these out also as a poster.

Its a constant source of inspiration on my studio wall.
Another scroll also at Cristelle’s booth.
Another favorite was the collection of Bouquinistes art in the association’s booth. 
Especially the kid trying to paint Notre Dame onsite..tell me about it.
Someone mentioned Concorde looked deserted. Not so. It is bustling as ever. Like toute Paris. I’m going to Craig Carlson’s new book celebration at Abbey Bookstore tonite. Full report to come. Paris sends ❤️🐻PS

21 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Love the gent in the linen blazer.Watched a charming reportage yesterday (part of)..
on TV5 Faut pas rever..Isle -Sur-La-Sorgue..they followed an artist who bought walking canes..he told us he was working on a project..Le Festival de Cannes:)
Then they brought us to his artist studio to watch him finish his project a large frame w/ several gorgeous cut off canes displayed at different angles..His festival de cannes..
I know.. off on a tangent but the cane led me to my latest memory of canes;)

365 Dresses said...

Huge improvement in the quality of you photos with the new iPad. 😘

Studio TBF said...

The ‘gent’ in the linen blazer reminds me of Mick Jagger!

Jeanie said...

Oh, of all the exhibits, this is the one I'd want to visit most. It looks divine. Like Monique, I loved the fellow with his natty outfit! And oh, those scrolls. I am such a sucker for that. I fear I would get in big trouble there!

sukicart said...

I would love that exhibit and will definitely be visiting Cristalle next spring.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you Jeannie
They are indeed sharper!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Book people have style !

Parisbreakfasts said...

I forgot topit the proce of the scroll...25€
Pas mal non? A fun gift!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Not at all...I heard a director say one of his actors needed a cane so he went off to Paris, found a shop and wanted to buy 6 canes for $6000!
They bought ONE cane...was it Marlon Brando or Robert deNiro?

Bonnie L said...

Terrific salon, Carol! Cristalle’s website is like going down the rabbit hole...so interesting...so many treasures...just wonderful!

La Table De Nana said...

I can't watch it here on my computer but you can..lovely show..
https://www.france.tv/france-3/faut-pas-rever/1078629-en-provence-les-amoureux-du-ventoux.html

Parisbreakfasts said...

I know...my fav book store in Paris for old Paris books

Anonymous said...

It is a joyful day when your Paris Breakfast newsletter arrives in the mail.
I enjoy the various business cards, and the lovely paintings.
Thank you for keeping us up to date with happenings in Pairs. The book exhibit looks fascinating!
Bear hugs to you and Bear

Kim K said...

this was a GREAT newsletter and I LOVE that long scroll of Rue de Rivoli. I'm going to look it up; may get it as a Christmas present for my husband.

Candace said...

Thank you Carole for your wonderfully upbeat news from Paris! As we west coasters have been shut in AGAIN due to smoke it is so refreshing to armchair travel to Paris with you! Thank you Thank you!

LC said...

I especially like the items available at Librairie Sur Fil de Paris. I haven't been there but hope to swing by one day soon. Thanks so much for your delightful posts.

Trish said...

Your images bring back so many memories of places I would have walked and enjoyed during my 12 years there. Thank you for sharing "your Paris" with me and so many others.

Thank you also for your concerns and caring for the West coast.

Anonymous said...

Carol and Bear...�� You are the bright spots of the day when your blog arrives in the mailbox. How are we so lucky to have your wit and humor and creativity to see Paris in all its glory and help us to dream of our next visit. You are THE BEST! Merci, merci, merci from the west coast. Thank you so much for caring about us all. You both are treasures. �� Bonnie In California

Kirrabelle said...

I love all these books and what a pile of bookmarks. Your scroll is awesome. Stay safe in your masks people of Paris!

Jacquelyn said...

So very glad to see the pic you have sent in Paris breakfast that shows that there are still folks who do love classic style. That is part of what I miss about Paris because I do see more people dressed there in styles that appeal to me. Just so tired of the dress down extreme casualness .Want to see Classic dress included in the mix!
Thank you so much for your pics ! Enjoy yourself in Paris for all of us.

Ga From Dekalb said...

I worked in bookstores part time for years. I am looking forward to that bookmark.