[2.11.05] [Andrew Gallix]
BOOKS, BAGUETTES & BEDBUGS
Jeremy Mercer, a co-founder of Kilometer Zero (the literary/arts review based around the legendary Parisian bookshop Shakespeare & Company), has just published Time Was Soft There (St Martin's Press) and is embarking on an extensive six-week tour of the US and Canada.
Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sejour at Shakespeare & Co will be published by Orion Press in the UK (around mid-November) under the title Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs. According to the press release, the book "tells the story of a crime reporter who flees to France after a threat from a gang source. In Paris, he discovers the wondrous world of Shakespeare and Company and is invited to live among the creaking shelves of this revered bookstore. During his five months under the wing of the store's quixotic 89-year-old owner, the author experiences adventure, mystery and ultimately redemption".