One of my favorite things about being in someone’s home is looking through their collection of books, usually amassed over many years. When I moved to Paris, I had to leave most of my books at home in Dallas due to weight restrictions. One day I’ll be reunited with my collection of books. This morning I was flipping through some of the books here and started thinking about my favorite coffee table books about France.
I’m thrilled to announce that the second Bouquinistes Auction is now live! The second auction is bigger than the first and includes more items from more bouquinistes in order to try to increase our impact. Your support is making a huge impact in the bouquinistes’ lives and I can’t thank you enough.
Today bouquinistes were allowed to reopen after the lockdown forced them to close for the second time this year. Which means I had the opportunity to deliver the proceeds from the first Bouquinistes Auction! I am so excited to share the results. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share and spread the word about the auction, bid on items, make additional donations, and express interest in participating in future Bouquinistes Auctions.
It’s been an incredibly busy but exciting week for me (of course filled with the now normal highs and lows associated with 2020) and I’m so glad it’s almost the weekend. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features some “new to me” Paris discoveries, Molly J. Wilk’s holiday themed virtual pastry classes, Angie Niles’ new Bright Lights Paris print shop, and my new project the Bouquinistes Auction, which I will keep sharing indefinitely, apologies in advance.
Many of you are familiar with the bouquinistes collaboration I did with French Face about a month ago. It was so much fun putting everything together and seeing how excited everyone was to support the bouquinistes. Shortly after, France went into reconfinement and the booksellers closed again. I’m thrilled to announce the Bouquinistes Auction as a way to do a little something extra to help the Bouquinistes de Paris during the holidays.