Looks like there’s a Revolution in Paris after all!
Over 100 visitors attended a Type-In held at Shakespeare & Company on May 25th. Attendees included local typewriter aficionados, curious locals, students (Shakespeare & Co. is on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter) and tourists.
The Type-In’s success was in no small part due to Shakespeare & Co. hosting the event and spreading the word to its legion of fans via Social Media. For those of you who don’t know Shakespeare & Co. read more here. I cannot think of a better place to hold a Type-In in Paris!
Here’s a first-hand report on the event by Lucas, who reached out after my first Paris post and organized this soirée with the fine folks at Shakespeare & Company. Lucas hails from Tukwila, WA (very near where I live) and moved to Paris last year, by way of Morocco. He’s a professional writer of travel guides and fiction, and he often writing drafts using his Olivetti Ico.
Tom at Shakespeare & Co., their official(?) typewriter curator and who helped organize the event, dashed a quick note to tell me he was blown away by the turnout.
Here are some more pics. All of these come from social media:
Looks like Paris is fertile ground after all for spreading La Révolution Typosphérique. Vive la Révolution!!