The movie star fell in love with the Shakespeare & Book Company while shooting new movie Midnight in Paris – which features the store – and he regrets not discovering the place earlier in his life.
He tells WENN, “I love sitting around in the cafes. I love that Shakespeare & Book Company, which is the best book store in the world. I met the guy who owns it and he’s, like, 97. People sleep there and I would love to have been a college student and gotten a job there and been able to sleep at the book store and look at these little sort of nooks all around.
“I was a good reader as a kid and an English major. Now it seems all I read is World War II-type books, so I made a New Year’s resolution to try and read 10 classics. Now I’m reading Lolita, which I actually picked up in Paris at the Shakespeare & Book Company in paperback. It’s pretty scandalous.
“I still like the experience of reading a book but I’m reading it on my iPad, and I have a program where you can just click on a word and get the definition.”