Tea and Tattered Pages in Paris

Sep 23rd, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Tea and Tattered Pages in Paris

Following the discussions on the closings of The Village Voice and The Red Wheelbarrow, I'm sure many of you will be saddened to learn of the passing of Madame Hilda, the owner of Tea and Tattered Pages, the bookstore/tearoom on rue Mayet in the 6th arrondissement.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I had heard that T&T was also closing or was up for sale at the time of the Village Voice announcement.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 02:57 PM
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It is for sale, but the daughters are looking for a buyer who will continue their mother's vision for the store.
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Sep 23rd, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I did not know Tea and Tattered Pages but did love The Red Wheelbarrow.

Any bookstore closing is sad to me... I hope there are still a few left to get me through my old age.
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Sep 25th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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@gruezi, there are still so many in Paris, but the English language stores seem to be fading away.

Anyone have an idea what this means?
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Sep 25th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Rent!
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Pure guess, but perhaps the English-speaking population of Paris is dwindling in comparison to other ethnic groups that speak other non-French languages.
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Would it be naive of me to hope it means more of the anglophones are beginning to read in French?

But I'm sure you are right, Mimi, that in many cases it is an economic factor, as happened with the bookstore on rue du Cherche-Midi, where the bookstore frequented by the surrealists will become an upscale boutique.

Sadly, the charming little salon de thé next door to the bookstore is another casualty. They had a lemon chicken tagine to die for.
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