[Source: NYT, Jolly nad Green, With an Agenda]
I’d love to stroll along the Seine and browse the bookstalls on Dec. 25. Will any be open for business? There is no better gift for a bouquiniste and blind flaneur than a musty old book. Any French book printed before 1900 would thrill me. AbeBooks.com includes many listings by French booksellers. Maybe an antiquarian edition of Thérèse Philosophe — mmm, think about it, Santa. You’d get into that one, too. Even Al Gore would get aroused, and recycling old books has to be his kind of green consumerism. Please, Santa. I’ll be good!
a blind flaneur