Director Spike Jonze and French filmmaker Simon Cahn co-directed a short stop-motion video titled Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side). It takes place is one of Paris’ most legendary bookstores (and one of my personal favorites)—Shakespeare and Company. The bookstore’s location just steps from Notre Dame, on the Left Bank in the Latin Quarter has made it a regular Parisian institution. I once flew to Paris for the weekend (all the way from Boston) with the intent of visiting the bookstore.

To me, bookstores can be an incredibly sexy place. And no, that’s not just because I spent five years working as a bookseller. Something about old books, millions of printed words, claustrophobic aisles and people casually moving from book to book. Bookstores are where magic happens. And Spike Jonze brings the magic to life in this sexy love story.

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