You may remember a post earlier this year (and some articles) regarding my visit to the Shakespeare and Co bookshop in Paris.
Sadly George Whitman the amazing character behind this enterprise has passed away:
An extract from that link:
"George Whitman died peacefully at home in the apartment above his bookshop," the shop said in a statement.
"George suffered a stroke two months ago, but showed incredible strength and determination up to the end, continuing to read every day in the company of his daughter, Sylvia, his friends and his cat and dog," it said."
I am so glad I was able to visit, unfortunately I did not get to meet the great man.