Shakespeare and Co. has quite a history. Opened by George Whitman in 1951 as an English bookstore and library, it soon become a haven for American writers staying in Paris, and to this day has sleeping facilities with 13 beds. It's claimed that over 40,000 people have stayed here.
I do believe this was the most magical part. In the children's section, a reading nook was created with a bench seat partially enclosed by heavy velvet curtains. The perfect secret spot to hide away and devour a story and also a place for hundreds of previous visitors to leave little notes, pictures, and other pieces of themselves. I grappled for a good fifteen minutes as to whether or not I should shoot this, feeling that maybe it was just to personal. But ultimately the blogger/photographer part of my brain won and all my moral fiber went out the window. It was just too lovely not to share.