Books for the Grounded Traveler: We'll Always Have Paris

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The pandemic has scuppered many long-awaited travel plans. If you or a loved one will be kept home this year, fear not: Wellesley Books has just the solution.

We’ve put together a glorious gift basket of Paris-themed books and goodies that will transport you across the Atlantic in your imagination. You’ll practically be smelling the croissants as you lose yourself in these stellar books: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Little by Edward Carey, Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain, The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre, and The Only Street in Paris by Elaine Sciolino. You’ll also enjoy a selection of items with a Parisian flare from our gift department. Lastly, the basket will include an invitation for the recipient to join a moderated Zoom soirée on February 25th to talk about the books and dream of being in the City of Light.

This is the perfect gift for all of the house-bound globetrotters longing to be out there in the world.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cover Image
By Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439813785
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2007

Little: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534334
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Riverhead Books - October 22nd, 2019

Vintage 1954 Cover Image
By Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books (Translator)
ISBN: 9781910477670
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Gallic Books - June 18th, 2019

The Godmother: A Crime Novel Cover Image
By Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee (Translator)
ISBN: 9781770415430
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: ECW Press - September 3rd, 2019

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393353402
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2016