merci

today before language school alex and I ventured off into the marais district to visit the musee carnavalet (museum on the history of paris) and a quaint bookshop/gallery/deli/eatery/concept-store "merci" (thanks to a dear friend who supplied the address and said "I believe you will think that it is well worth a look"

She was right. We did like what we found; a space filled with books, interesting light fittings, hand carved wood furniture, leather boots, salvaged african fishing boats, herb gardens, found objects, picnic supplies, preserves, linen, antique doors, a perfumery, japanese stationery, coloured pencils and paper bags, and more - of which all the sales are donated to charity - hence the name of the store, thank you. Here a few images I caught while we wandered...