Well, I'm back in action after ten glorious days on the Mediterranean visiting Spain, the South of France and Italy. Strange to be back on the Eastern Time Zone and even stranger to be back at work. I get sleepy and hungry at the oddest times.
While looking at 3,000 years of history, I couldn't help but venture my eyes around to see what people were reading and where they were getting their books. I think the most fascinating book display was in Barcelona. In the train station, no less. Check it out...
A vending machine. Cool, eh? The translation is something like all your books are in this point. The machine had several classics in there, nothing modern.
Then, in Cannes, I found this interesting little book store...
Mainly "how to" books and classics, no YA or romance books. But it was Cannes. LOL!
In Nice, however, on a market street, I found the following boxes of books for one euro each:
In Florence, I ran upon this used book store. Looked like they had some older British chick lit books in the stacks.
And finally, in Rome, where I was headed down into the Metro, I saw this vendor who had a stack of Harlequins and Silhouettes displayed like post cards. Pretty cool...
And last, but not least, the famed book stands in Paris (where we had a layover due to a missed connection -- boo hoo, a free night in Paris) over by Notre Dame on the Seine. It's lined with book stands and vendors selling art and books and music.
That concludes my book tour of Europe. Now, next time I go on tour in Europe, I hope it's with my sorority series! = )
When you've traveled to other places, have you noticed books, how they're displayed, what they cost and what people are reading? Share your book tour, too.
Marley = )
Sorority Rush Begins - Spring 2008!