Paris Type-In: Vive la Révolution!!

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.

Shakes_User_Instagram_4The 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!

Shakes_1Here’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.

Paris Type-In Report_Lucas_26May16Wait a moment – they were loaning and in some cases gifting typewriters? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

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!!


Shakespeare and Co Type-In_25May16




9 thoughts on “Paris Type-In: Vive la Révolution!!

    • Thanks! Hoping to get some more pics from the organizers. Tom @ Shakes said he had some film to develop; I’m more than happy to wait for that.

    • French blogging would be wonderful to see. Please let me know if you see anything that I don’t promptly put onto my blogroll.

  1. Looks like fantastic fun was had! Very nice. Very nice indeed. Love that AZERTY Erika 5 (Bijou possibly)?

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