While in Paris, I couldn't resist buying a few books. A little bookshop near my hotel was selling old french pulp novels for 0.20 euro! I found a copy of an old Anais Nin edition (she's one of my favorites) and "la communale," which has the cutest cover and science/math diagrams scattered throughout the pages.
I also found a Polish bookshop called Librairie Polonaise A Paris, on the corner of Rue de Seine and St. Germaine Blvd. This was exciting because I am nearly half Polish, and my grandfather can speak and read Polish. I got a book of poems for children that has THE most beautiful illustrations (pictured above and in the two photos below): "Brzechwa Dzieciom" illustrated by Jan Marcin Szancer (the above illustration is an amazing self portrait of him).
Anais in her native language
"la communale" by Jean L'Hote
a cute Polish children's book, "Parvel i Garvel" by Aleksander Fredro, published by Dwie Siostry. This illustrator had a series of cute little books written by different authors.
I love my French books! It was hard to shove them all into my tightly packed suitcase but I managed. It was worth it. :)
I hope you're all having a beautiful week!