Librairie & Cætera
Librairie & Cætera specializes in Grand Choix De PéRiodiques, Histoire, Images, LittéRature, Manuels Scolaires Anciens, Sciences Et Techniques, Sciences Humaines, Tous Livres Anciens Et D'occasion, Vieux Papiers.
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About Librairie & Cætera
Librairie familiale, indépendante et alternativeLivres anciens & livres d'occasion. 60 000 références en vente.Vente en ligne depuis 1999. Envois rapides et soignés sous étuis recyclables. Frais de port dégressifs. Affranchissement philatélique. Listes thématiques sur demande.French used bookshop. Online sale since 1999. 60000 references in stock (mostly in french). Sending fast and looked after in recyclable envelope. Philatelic postage. Decreasing postal charges.Thematic lists on request.
Librairie & Cætera
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Interview with Sophie & Marc ROSIERE of Librairie & Cætera
- When did you get started in bookselling?
- I started being a bookseller in 1999, following my father who gave me his gigantic stock. I'm working with Marc, which joined me in 2016. He also is a bookseller (Librairie des Liserons). You can read more about us (in french) here : http://www.librairie-et-caetera.fr/qui-sommes-nous.html
- What drew you to bookselling?
- I grew up in the middle of a mountain of books and graduated from university with a technological degree in book trades. Marc was a carpenter, he loves ladders. He fell in love with me, (but didn't fall from the ladders) and is very happy with his new job !
- Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
- My Dad, it's a family business !
- What are your specialties as a dealer?
- We don't really have one, we sell all of the old books we find. Is old books a specialty ?
- What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
- That's hard to say, i'll think about it and tell you later.
- What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
- Opening windows, discovering new horizons, as well as meeting various and fabulous people. We are very happy to work at home cultivating our minds and our vegetable garden and to live and work whithout adverse influence on the ecosystem.
- Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
- Only temporay storefront on markets and salons...
- If so, do/did you have any bookstore pets?
- There are many cats in the bookshop, and so, I hope, no more mice...
- What is the funniest / strangest / scariest thing that ever happened in your store?
- The scariest thing that happened in our bookstore was the appearance of the mérule, a wood-eating fungus that not only attacked the floor, but also the boxes of books. It was awful, hundreds of books that were all wet... The books had to be moved and the floor completely rebuilt...
- What is your favorite bookshop (other than your own)?
- Libreria Acqua-Alta di Venezia... https://www.actualitte.com/article/reportages/acqua-alta-la-plus-belle-librairie-au-monde-a-venise/61747
- What do you personally like to read? Collect?
- Litterature and Poetry, human sciences, children and young adult litterature, comics books. I especially like to start books and never finish them. I leaf through them at the bookstore, take them home, put them next to my bed, build large piles... that I will never have time to read... I Litterature and Poetry, human sciences, children and young adult litterature, comics books. I especially like to start books and never finish them. I leaf through them at the bookstore, take them home, put them next to my bed, build large piles... that I will never have time to read. I am reassured by the idea of being able to stay confined for a long, long time without having to worry about not having anything to read !
- What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
- Le petit Prince d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry La poésie et les romans de Thomas Vinau. I won't sell them, we can't sell our friends...
- What one book would you buy if price were no object?
- I dont know... No special wish, I like surprises and discovering new authors.
- If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
- A maxi big anthology of poetry, L'An 01 de Gébé, Walden ou la vie dans les bois de Henry David Thoreau, all of Jack London's books... Damn, my suitcase will probably be too small. Nevermind, I guess I won't take any clothes with me ! I have my priorities.