OurÂ thoughts go out to the family of CÃ©cile Black, owner of Den Franske Bogcafe (the French book cafÃ©) http://www.denfranskebogcafe.dk/dk/index.htm.
CÃ©cile Black suddenly and tragically passed away last week at the age of 35 leaving behind her husband and 2 young children.
I contacted CÃ©cile almost 4 years ago, when I was considering opening Books & Co. We met several times as she generously shared with me her experiences and tips for what I should and in particular should not do – several of which I remember and live by to this day.
The loss of CÃ©cile Black will be deeply felt among all who enjoyed and appreciated the atmosphere she created and the work she did to bring French literature to this country. Her cafÃ© felt like a little slice of France in the very heart of Copenhagen – an oasis where you could so easily while away the hours surrounded by beautiful and classically white French books, sipping a cafÃ© au lait and just listening to that most beautiful of languages.
CÃ©cile Black will indeed be missed.