Last summer while on vacation with my family in Asheville, North Carolina, I had a chance to film an episode of The Book Lovers Series at Malaprop’s Bookstore, a charming independent bookshop with its own cafe.
I also created a minimalist 2020 Reading List printable form (in PDF) just in case you’d like to use it to organize all your readings in one place this year.
Episode 14 of The Book Lovers Series features Truro, Nova Scotia’s lovely independent bookshop … NovelTea Bookstore Cafe. It’s a favorite local hangout as well. With good books and delicious coffee, that is one winsome combo.
I was in Lyon, France last fall for a few days. As usual, I Googled and Yelped for a list of local bookshops to visit. After a quick search, I discovered the coolest fact ever. I was actually in the city that was the birthplace of cinema! Lyon was home to the Lumiere Brothers (Auguste and Louis Lumiere) who invented the first Cinematographe (film camera) in the 1890s. Not only that, the Institut Lumiere (their former home now a museum on filmmaking) is just a skip and a hop (ok … not quite, a bus ride or two) from my hotel. The best discovery of all was that there’s a bookstore in Lyon that’s dedicated entirely to films and filmmaking!
If you’re into filmmaking, you’ll love this bookshop! I promise! Here’s Episode 4 of the Book Lovers Series, featuring Librairie du Premier Film, a bookstore for cinephile.
Episode 13 of The Book Lovers Series is up! Featuring the very lovely London Review Bookshop shot when I was in London last fall. What a fun trip that was. This bookstore belongs to the London Review of Books, a well-known magazine in Europe.