There's a lot of talk right now about the iconic booksellers by the Seine, aka the bouquinistes

In recent months, the Paris Town Hall officials threatened to remove the stalls to make way for the Olympic Games, but President Macron overturned the decision this week.

The book stalls are here to stay. 

I figured many Earful Tower listeners might want to know more about these mysterious bouquinistes, so let's revisit my chat with Sydney Zekley, who ran one of the stalls not too far from the Tour d'Argent restaurant. 

The music in this episode is an original tune from Pres Maxson, fittingly titled Sunset on the Seine. 

The original chat with Sydney was from July, 2019 (season 6, episode 9). This week's version has been updated, remastered, and edited accordingly.


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