After 25 years of selling books Jane France shut the doors of Scruples bookshop in Monaco in 2008. Then Cat’s Whiskers in Nice closed, leaving an ever-bigger hole on the Riviera English-language bookshelf for those living east of Antibes.
But good news for those who still prefer to flip through pages than surf online. New York native Siri Khalsa, a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School, opened BOMO, the English-language bookshop in the Principality at the beginning of January 2014.
“Monaco’s only independent English-language bookshop has officially opened its doors for business,” says Siri.
Siri Khasla has worked extensively in the private, public and charity sectors. Photo: Martina Brodie/monacolife.netLocated at 3 avenue du Port in La Condamine, the 60m2 “book boutique” has a reading area dedicated for children, a sizeable selection of cookbooks and classic literature, as well as all the latest best sellers.
“BOMO is much more than a bookstore – it’s a place where people can come together, explore new ideas and have a sense of community,” Siri comments.
The shop is open 10h-19h Monday to Friday and 12h-18h on Saturday, and will host a busy schedule of events around reading, writing and story-telling for both children and adults.