Northwest booksellers Suzanne Droppert, of Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, and Janis Segress, of Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island, are teaming up and taking the book group international. Literary Paris is the theme for a week-long expedition that includes a visit to the legendary Shakespeare and Company bookstore and walking tours highlighting the historical footprints of famous artists, with visits to the cafés and markets that fueled and inspired writers such as Hemingway, Joyce and Fitzgerald.
Chuck and Dee Robinson of Bellingham’s Village Books recently returned from leading their own group of 14 on a Tale of Two Cities tour through London and Paris. The London portion included visits to the Shakespeare inspired Globe Theatre, the British Library and to many pubs on a crawl through Bloomsbury. “As soon as we got back they all said ‘OK, where are we going next?’ says Chuck Robinson.
If you’d like to be in Paris this October, visit Earthbound Expeditions’ Americans in Paris site for information on Droppert and Segress’s tour.