What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Taking a Shelfie


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Librairie Mollat

As is happening in bookstores across the world these days, the employees of the 121-year-old Mollat bookstore in the Bordeaux region of France have a lot of down time. Rather than bemoaning what technology has done to their industry, these very clever folks decided to play with the internet rather than cursing it.

Their very popular Instagram series, Bookface, is the result of hours of free time, a great eye, and some very creative employees. The trompe l’oeil portraits have the dual effect of bringing people to the shop and interesting people in the books they feature. Smart!

All image property of Librairie Mollat.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

31 thoughts on “Taking a Shelfie

  1. This is wonderful! It would for sure make me want to go into this bookstore. Good one, Donna.

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  2. That is some awesome creativity. I now want to work there. Kind of reminds me of when I read about the Shakespeare and Co bookstore in Paris….I think the book was called “Time Was Soft There” though I could be wrong.

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  3. Genius!!!!

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  4. Wonderful! It is such a simple idea but very witty and effective.

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  5. Wow…that is so clever. Going back to look at some of those pics again. 🙂

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  6. I Love all your posts/your profile. I started my blog a week ago but it’s no where near as good as yours! I was wondering if i could get a shoutout? – Love your biggest fan xxxxxxxxx

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  7. I heard about it recently ! So creative, I love the results !
    Thank you for sharing.

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  8. These are SOOOOO cool! Sharing with my librian daughter-in-law! Plus very timely as it is national library week.

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  9. Hats off from a fellow New Yorker for finding this marvelous gem in Bordeaux. I’m going to link to it from the post I published earlier today! Thx!

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