dateline : Paris

The Endless Bookshelf will be filing occasional despatches from Paris during annual congrès of the Association internationale de bibliophilie (AIB), and may lapse into French on occasion

the reader

[from an earlier visit, the mural of the reader, by Ferdinand Humbert, in the Petit Palais]

— Charles Dantzig. Encyclopédie capricieuse du tout et du rien. Grasset, [2009].

And, soon after arriving in a rooftop apartment in the 4e, well, yes, of course I opened this book, to this page (252), in the Listes des personnes [list of persons]