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Mon Petit Monde

I am the lucky Generalist at Powell's City of Books that each week gets to receive used french books and maintain the French Aisle. It is an AMAZING world of new and used books there in french in the Red Room, aisles 817 and 818.

The best part of my job is receiving, pricing and displaying the vast array of used and new french books. I handle everything from the latest graphic novels, to totally cool 1970's paperbacks, to ancient leather-bound tomes of Proust, Flaubert, and Gide. It gives me no end of satisfaction to display them for the enjoyment of MOI, and YOU, the customer.

Allow me to take you for une petite promenade down aisles 817 and 818. Allez-y!

Literature is one of the largest sections in the aisle. The mix of books is totally delightful. Slim 1950's and 60's George Simenon books, a tiny volume from the 1800's about Madame de Pompadour, a 60's pocket paperback of Lolita. I love the oldest books the best --they are so BEAUTIFUL with their
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