Time Soft / Books Baguettes
Time Was Soft There, St. Martin’s Press, 2005
(In England : Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs)
This is the story of how I left my job as a crime reporter in Canada under desperate circumstances, moved to Paris, and was taken in to live at the wondrous Shakespeare and Company. Adventure, mystery and, ultimately, redemption follow.
The book was named Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs for the British market, where, in a most gratifying turn of events, the hardcover went into third printing. The book has also been released in Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand.
- Reviews -
“Mercer is a fine writer with a keen and jaundiced eye,”
– Chicago Tribune
“A great read, both funny and quietly moving,”
– San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] small classic of literary life,”
– The Sunday Times
“[An] entertaining romp through Parisian literary bohemia,”
- You can read the full reviews *here* -
To support this book, I toured independent bookstores across North America in 2005. An account of this 15,000 kilometer odyssey can be read *here*
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Purchase the book at your local independent bookstore or through IndieBound. It’s also available through Amazon or Powell’s or Barnes & Noble. UK readers, I apologize, but I don’t have a useful link to find your closest indie store; here’s the Amazon and WHSmith links instead.
Japanese, Korean, Brazilian, Thai, Dutch
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