|Keiko Tanabe painting of Paris bouquinistes|
It is impossible to walk through Paris and not see the (approximately 200) dark green book "boxes" along the Seine. In addition to selling the usual posters, postcards and refrigerator magnets, one can find amazing old books and magazines. Unfortunately, unless you can read French, there's not necessarily a lot which might be of interest.
Except... I've started buying magazines which were released the month that I was born. They're a fascinating little snapshot of history, and it gives me a good reason to support a Parisian cultural institution. They're easy to carry back in my suitcase, and they only cost, on average, around 10 Euros.
In the next few days, I'll post some more information about my most recent (50 year old) magazine purchase.
Another option might be to purchase magazines with a favorite fashion icon on the cover. One sees a lot of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Brigitte Bardot covers from the 50's and 60's; that could result in a wonderful collection of style inspiration!
|There's bound to be something here you'll love!|