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Café at Shakespeare and Company Means We’re Going Back to Paris

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The clatter of silverware from Le Petit Châtelet next door rang in the background as I watched pure happiness sweep over my wife’s eyes. She lifted a copy of Ulysses from a display table like it was something precious, something pure. Indeed, she’d been looking forward to this moment for our entire honeymoon and it had finally come—we were going to purchase a dusty edition of Joyce’s masterpiece from Shakespeare and Company, the place where the book had originally been published and the author’s favorite bookstore. We left the store with the book (and a few other goodies) and strode out onto the brick-paved Rue de la Bûcherie full of life and love and all those other mushie-gushie feelings that…

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