Pari des Libraires, Paris Readers Love Letters, Postcards and Songs to People Who Are Bookstores Soul, June 12-26

It opened on June 12 and runs until June 26. Le Pari des Libraires is a chance for book lovers in French capital to write love letters, postcards and songs to people who run their bookstores and bring them to life.


The 2020 edition's godmother (maraine) was Leila Slimane.

(* Image of this year's poster borrowed from -Ville de Paris- website)

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