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For four centuries there have been booksellers along the banks of the River Seine. Haussmann,  architect of modern Paris, wanted to ban them.  Survival of late was threatened first by gilets jaunes demonstrations and months of train strikes and now the pandemic. Jérôme Callais, President of the “Bouquinistes de Paris” says it’s not a job so much as a “philosophy of life”  –Bouquinistes “diffuse culture”