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My lovely books

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Mary Poppins & Alice’s adventures in Wonderland

After have done you the praise of my reading light, I had also do you an article on the inhabitants of my library.

If I've never had particular affection for paperbacks, I however still had lots of fun to contemplate a beautiful busy library. I grew up in a family where there were books in every room, and as was kept all generations there was full of very very old books. Good large books with covers in leather who felt the dust and the old glue (good ca I never loved) in which there was sometimes a sprig of dried flowers.

I always buy beautiful books : beautiful editions of my favourite books, illustrated books, Special editions. And I range all by color because it is so cute.



Recently (and since I discovered that I could find it on Amazon) I buy foreign books. The book illustrated with Harry potter for example has a much prettier cover in its American version (with the title in gold) and underneath it is red with a pretty slice.

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Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's stone illustrated edition

Le livre Alice from Rifle paper, I was able to order it before seeing it in the store in France, same for the Shearwater Bloom collection and its sublime covers signed Rifle paper also (Princess Sarah, Anne Green Gables, The 4 daughters of doctor March, Heidi).

And there are also full of beautiful editions at Barnes & Nobles (the Barnes Noble Flexibound Editions or the Leatherbound Classic Collection) with gorgeous covers.

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Mary Poppins, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's stone illustrated edition

Recently I bought This book Mary Poppin's whose cover was designed by an artist whose I'm fan : Genevieve Godbout.

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Mary Poppins & Alice in Wonderland

Recently also this small book Alice, because I also liked the cover. I'm starting to have a sacred book collection Alice also ^^


Very good lives & Alice's adventures in wonderland

I also bought this sublime Cookbook : the directory of flavours which is beautiful : coverage is satin, the beautifully colored paper installment, the choice of paper is particular.

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The repertoire of flavours – Marabout

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Pouilleuse bonjouuuur manicure !

It is very nice to browse through, It is on my table and from time to time I open it to learn more about a flavor and the secret of good associations. I love it.


My next purchases
Beautiful Anglo-Saxon editions

Editions Little golden books

Alice in wonderland disney

Editions Barnes & Nobles

Jane eyre

Editions Puffin Chalk

peter pan
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48 "comments on"My lovely books

  1. 3 February 2016 at 13:31

    I am like you I love the beautiful books. It is true that it is always more beautiful a beautiful cover with a beautiful typo, in France it's not much of it and it is a shame… :(

    • 3 February 2016 at 13:41

      I confess when I see beautiful books of the Puffin editions I wonder why there is no equivalent in France…

      • 4 February 2016 at 14:05

        It may be because in France, considering the book as in the field of culture, While in Anglo-Saxon countries, He enrolled instead in the field of entertainment. In my opinion, It influences the publishers and the packagers. It is sooooooo pity I find!
        Par contre, If you like books, AVOID AMAZON ouin it kills the edition, really D: (even if sometimes it is impossible to do otherwise).

        Big kisses and keep reading ! <3

        • 4 February 2016 at 14:13

          Amazon who kills the edition is a big shortcut… J & rsquo; did 2 books and I can tell you that the edition sabre well alone in as paying sponsors ;)

        • 6 February 2016 at 16:46

          I agree on the fact that the authors are underpaid, but I do not see how it sabre the publishing sector!
          En revanche, the use of Amazon, associated with other factors, make unravel bookstores and small or young houses, This is what I wanted to draw attention :)
          After saw the services Amazon offers, I do not want anyone to go through it to order books…

        • 6 February 2016 at 16:57

          Yet it is obvious : No of authors = no books = the death of all distributors.

          I know a bunch of authors who are becoming increasingly disgusted to see their publishers having a nice life train when they are asked more and more sacrifices remuneration. The situation of the authors is dramatic in France because they are underpaid. More and more of them are gradually turning to the book digital and too bad for the rest of the book chain.

          The way of the booksellers and publishers postpone any fault on Amazon is a nice decoy (It does not mean that Amazon doesn't have its share of responsibility in the crisis of the book, but it is far from being alone).

  2. Virginia Etsescroquis
    3 February 2016 at 13:50

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious !

  3. 3 February 2016 at 13:58

    I buy more easily pockets, less expensive and above all more practical to carry around without fear of damaging them.
    But I like well for books that I particularly like to have them in a beautiful edition, Although I do not necessarily relierais, I like to have.
    Those that you offer editions Barnes & Nobles are super pretty, If I didn't already have the Pride & Prejudice in a beautiful collection, I would have cracked !

  4. 3 February 2016 at 14:02

    Hello ELEANOR!! Your books are wonderful!!! True wonders, pity that it is not beautiful illustrations in French.

  5. 3 February 2016 at 14:02

    Nice selection ! Beautiful books to the magical content ! I knew those of Rifle paper but not others ! Thank you for gift ideas !
    PS : the link on the last Alice does not likely. It reminds me of the clutch that you had done to win.

  6. Santosh Mile
    3 February 2016 at 14:05

    You should buy this one as well. <3

    • Eleonore Bridge
      3 February 2016 at 14:17

      It’s amazing ! The cover is not very appealing but illustrations inside are insane !

  7. 3 February 2016 at 14:11

    Very nice selection of books! The covers alone are dreaming!! I also love the color classification, really well found! ;)

  8. 3 February 2016 at 14:34

    C’est drôle, I am recently settled on an old blog post on choosing the books (even of Pocket) through their coverage :
    I had pulled my examples of this site (, that should please you!

  9. 3 February 2016 at 14:42

    Do you know the Book depository website ? ( It es based in England ; the shipping costs are free for the world, and they are often very interesting discounts. I buy like that little by little the new British edition of Harry Potter, in hardback ^_^

    You have a very nice collection !

  10. 3 February 2016 at 14:47

    Ooooh thank you for this wonderful collection
    It is sublime, and grave at pic I am young mother and wanted to start a pretty collection of books for my daughter to make deco in his room and in a few years it will be able to browse in marveling !

    • 3 February 2016 at 14:50

      Oh and thank you because thanks to you I won the Harry Potter, I am crazy in love

    • 3 February 2016 at 14:52

      The books of the little golden book collection are really super nice ;)

  11. 3 February 2016 at 14:55

    You do have such a wonderful book collection! I was looking for a nice edition of Mary Poppins for our bookcase, so it brought hearts to my eyes to see the Genevieve Godbout illustration cover, love it! <3 your sweet touch with the matching colors Sweet Angels makes me so happy as well! :)

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  12. 3 February 2016 at 15:06

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    New concept of my friend David, makes us travel with its beautiful images and its beautiful texts.

  13. 3 February 2016 at 15:19

    These are beautiful books, indeed! A beautiful book c ' is finally as a beautiful decorative object.
    Me too I like to read the original versions as Alice, Dracula (I loved it), the jungle book. It is still very different from Disney or interpretations that are over the years, and the very interesting shot!

  14. 3 February 2016 at 15:52

    So fan of the Puffin editions ! And many agree on the fact that often, Anglo-Saxon editions are much prettier than the French editions, even in “Paperback”… Reason why go get lost in the narrow shelves of Shakespeare & Co (not far from St Michel) is one of the best activities ! Impossible to leave empty-handed…

  15. 3 February 2016 at 16:08

    The same in french, It would be the foot to read the stories of the night.

  16. 3 February 2016 at 16:24

    Lovely collection! I collect beautiful books as well. Have you seen the Pengiun Clothbound Classics designed by Coralie Bickford Smith? I’m addicted to them! They’re goregous!

  17. 3 February 2016 at 16:32

    This library ! Wahouu…
    So I won't talk to you book, but to an English newspaper that it is dinguement sublime for who is a fan of cinema. Little White Lies, they edit 6 par an, and whether the cover or interior layout everything is absolutely sublime. Since I'm subscribed I discovered many artists, illustrators and talented designers…

    • 3 February 2016 at 19:19

      In the same spirit I bought before Lula but it has become much less attractive :/
      Little White Lies is pretty cool !

  18. 3 February 2016 at 18:08

    They are magniiques books ! And I also I chose my books depending on the coverage :)
    I also bought two books recently, Alice in Wonderland and snow white, in English both because they are more beautiful :)

    The wizard of Oz and peter pan gives me really want !! (D’ailleurs, I do not know the story of the wizard of oz, except in Once Upon A Time ;) )

    See you soon

  19. Carole Gomez
    3 February 2016 at 19:29

    some editions that I didn't, thanks for the info :)

  20. 3 February 2016 at 19:46

    That is beautiful books <3
    C'est vrai que en France on est pas gâté :( quand j'étais jeune (Yeah I am a old 29 years old… Hum) quand je recevais les Harry Potter et que je voyais les magnifiques couvertures partout ailleurs j'avais bien les boules
    Chez nous c'est assez moche et académique (not all course) While in England for example there is a true grain of madness…
    Brief I sui fan of your library, j'aimerai bien te les piquer ah ah ah

  21. 3 February 2016 at 22:31

    Thanks again for sharing all this with us, because I do not know when I would have known for the version illustrated by harry potter. ♥♥♥

  22. 4 February 2016 at 1:20

    You know the invisible shelves but the ones where you can see the face of books ? I find it very cool not when there are beautiful books like this?

  23. Flo
    4 February 2016 at 9:56

    Only in English?…:-(

  24. 4 February 2016 at 17:03

    You're beautiful books, on the associations of flavor pleases me well, It has the top air !!
    One of Mary Poppins also makes me eye, It was one of my cartoons favorite.

  25. 4 February 2016 at 19:57

    WOW nice collection !!!
    And in what french store have you seen the book Alice from Rifle paper ? It makes me damn eye ! I could order it on amazon but I want the blue cover which is the prettiest of all ! <3

    • 5 February 2016 at 10:53

      In fact there is only a cover. The book is blue and it has more paper cover that can be removed which is brown ;)

  26. 4 February 2016 at 21:29

    You know this collection ?
    I could not resist seeing the cover of Northanger Abbey.
    And otherwise, I have a whole series of Clothbound Classics of Penguin… They are beautiful, but very fragile (necessarily)…

  27. 5 February 2016 at 11:56

    I'm looking for nice collection in french, I have a just beautiful Alice but it is pretty hard to find collections in french.
    Know you from publishing houses?

  28. 5 February 2016 at 12:09

    OK so because of you I'm going to spend all my money in editions Barnes & Noble haha ! I sometimes already regularly buy novels in English because the price of a paperback french was almost a beautiful English book. Blankets are so much prettier out there, I really do not understand why the France was so late on it… There are Zulma editions that make even a magnificent work in a completely different style, I do not know if you know :) Finally breeef I will thank you not for all these new things in my wishlist ;)

  29. 5 February 2016 at 16:28

    Books like this wow, It's almost works of art, There is desire to attention and spoil them !

  30. 6 February 2016 at 18:55

    Nice French edition there is Hugin & Muninn incorporating American design just for books about the Harry Potter films. I have one thereécran-lhistoire/dp/2364800676/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454780804&sr=1-1&keywords=harry+potter+du+romans+a+l%27écran (and hallucinating prices?! People are crazy) that is superb and they continue to leave, He published a recipe book True Blood which is also beautiful.
    If not for English books, best of the ordered on it a port fee but in general we gain (I took the latest Dita Von Teese and last Lisa Eldridge for 45 euros, the price of one in France.
    And without scruple, the small neighborhood bookstore do not sell them (then I'm in the campaign the first true Bookstore is 30km), and anyway the price difference is not going to the author then why this deprive.

  31. 8 February 2016 at 7:22

    Hello Eleanor,
    Have you tried to find another place to find foreign books? Because Amazon kills booksellers :(
    And my mom is bookseller :(
    As you are on Paris, maybe have you already visited the bookshop Shakespeare? Sinon, booksellers more”classics” can also order you….
    Voilà, It was the minute a little sad and hopeful at the same time ^^
    Thanks in any case to feed your blog also nicely!

    • 8 February 2016 at 12:24

      True I have never been a big fan of libraries, I've never really bought books, When I was looking in one except hear them tell me “I'll order it you” I had no major interactions with booksellers. So now I prefer to order online myself directly because this reflects me more. When a large gathering of booksellers well damn and organized online ? It's like uber and taxis, It is time that things change a bit. It has not only Amazon which kills booksellers, There is also their immobility. It does not mean that booksellers should die but need to find solutions that are a little more in tune with modernity.

      Sorry but it is my point of view.

      • 8 February 2016 at 15:09

        The books that you present are all very beautiful ! :) It is true that the English editions are strong enough in this area. Although as someone said, There is at least the Zulma editions offering a beautiful work there maybe others, but this is not the majority, Sadly…
        A digital gathering would be very convenient, But even if I don't have crazy interactions with some booksellers, (I also regret, sometimes their commercial side hides well, and it is a pity !) the places are always charming, I love walk in the Nice shelves and be able to browse all my drunk, and this stamp would miss me if everything was online. (More Snoop online can be complicated ^^) Especially for independent bookstores, who sometimes crazy places, and often a very personal and creative universe. Bref, There are improvements to be done to satisfy everyone in the digital advanced, but I hope that Nice bookstores will exist much longer ! :)

  32. 11 February 2016 at 16:53

    Oh my god.
    I live currently in Montreal, and I just had a huge blow of heart for this article. For these books. THEY ARE JUST TOO GORGEOUS. Merci pour cette découverte !! (My overdraft, par contre, risk of not appreciating… too bad for him !). I hope I can find them here rather than have them delivered at my parents in France !
    J’aime beaucoup ton univers, It is sweet, colored, and super refreshing. And you always have good deco ideas, j’adore ! :D AND MY GOD THESE BOOKS. Pardon. I stop here. :)

    Belle journée !


  33. 12 February 2016 at 1:27

    I love when you talk about books Elodie :)
    encore! encore!

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