The Book Lovers Series: Malaprop’s Bookstore + printable PDF

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 love the bookshop’s logo.
A reader getting lost in her book at Malaprop’s.
The Book Lovers Series features Malaprop’s Bookstore today!

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.

The Bookstore for Filmmakers

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.