Lucerne

The Chapel Bridge, Lucerne. By Richard West "I felt a desire to embrace, powerfully to embrace someone, to tickle him, or to pinch him." ("Luzern," Leo Tolstoy) The great Russian writer felt a pinchable need (am I dreaming?) because he was at his balconied hotel window looking out at Lake

Shakespeare and Company, Paris. Photo by Dena Timm. The best English-language bookshops in Paris, Vienna and Lucerne … By Richard West PARIS Shakespeare & Co. (37, rue de Bucherie): Surely the most well-known bookshop in Europe, founded in 1951 by the now-in-his-90's, George Whitman, who still describes the three sprawling