Located on the left bank, Saint-Germain is a quintessential Parisian neighborhood brimming with boutiques, outdoor cafes, antique shops and endless narrow, cobbled streets and passages. This area was popular to many literary greats, including Fitzgerald, Stein, and Hemingway, to name a few. A place for meeting still popular among writers and readers, and perhaps the most popular independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company is something of a literary utopia. Beyond providing reading materials and inspiration, the bookstore allows writers to stay overnight for free. Those interested in being a “Tumbleweed”, need only email the bookshop. In exchange for a free cot to lay your head, and if privacy is not an issue, all interested are asked only to “read a book a day”, help out in the shop for a couple of hours, and write a single-page autobiography. Oh, and feed the cat, Margo (I added the last part).