Want to be a "bouquiniste"?

May 04, 2022 - 11:34 AM - 953 views

JOB ADVERT! - The booksellers that line the Seine river in Paris – known as “bouquinistes” – are an iconic part of the city’s landscape. But recent years have proved difficult, with the growth of online shopping, a series of strikes and protests and now Covid-19 all taking their toll on sales. Now though, the city of Paris is hoping to attract new blood to this centuries-old profession by launching an appeal for applicants to fill a number of stalls currently lying vacant. 

This is an extract from France 24's website. France 2 talked about it as well more recently.
Photo: Alfio.

Watch the full report here: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20211126-want-to-be-a-bouquiniste-tough-times-for-paris-booksellers-prompts-search-for-new-recruits
To apply, follow this link (in French): https://www.paris.fr/pages/amoureux-des-livres-candidatez-pour-exploiter-un-emplacement-de-bouquinistes-des-quais-de-la-seine-7203

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