Bookstore in a train-car

Here's a mouth-watering set of photos from La caverne aux livres, a bookshop in Auvers-Sur-Oise, north of Paris. The store is in a converted train-car, and appears to be a magical wonderland. The pics were taken by the Gallifreyan Detective, and the whole set is wonderful.

An old train transformed into a book shop in Auvers-sur-Oise (via That Book Smell)

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  1. OT, but Auvers sur Oise is the small town where Vincent Van Gogh was found shot and later died. New research suggests he was murdered by a young local rather than suicide.

  2. Tales on Rails?

  3. Reading Railroad!

  4. Robbo says:

    Reminds me of the old Bookmobile that used to visit our neighbourhood when I was a kid growing up in Etobicoke. Big blue bus-like thing that would park near the school and slowly lower down a set of hydraulic supports before the doors opened and a little set of stairs flipped out to the curb. If I stepped into that thing today, 50 years later, I'd know exactly where to sit by the shelves that held all the Three Boys adventure books. Abercrombie, Benjamin & Christopher.

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