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Shakespeare and Company

Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent bookstores on Paris’s Left Bank. The first was opened by Sylvia Beach on 19 November 1919 at 8 rue Dupuytren, before moving to larger premises at 12 rue de l’Odéon in the 6th arrondissement in 1922. 121 more words


Video: Sylvia Beach Whitman, proprietor of Shakespeare and Company

After George Whitman’s death in 2011, his daughter Sylvia Beach Whitman inherited the store where she grew up. In this short video tribute, Whitman remembers her days as Shakespeare and Company’s official moppet, when its writers in residence — her “hundreds of brothers and sisters” — would tell her custom-made bedtime stories before flopping down on their own beds built atop the book piles. 39 more words

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Shakespeare and Company

Legendary Parisian booksellers Shakespeare & Co have a new website. Situated on the City of Light’s Left Bank, the shop can be found at 37 rue de la Bûcherie. 175 more words

F Scott Fitzgerald

Shakespeare and Company

We were recently in Paris to celebrate our wedding anniversary and Christmas.   Since publishing my book was one of my major accomplishments in 2014, I had books on the brain and had to stop by and see the legendary… 1,074 more words


Shakespeare and Co.

Have you heard about Shakespeare and Company in Paris?  It’s an English bookstore, meant to serve the large expat population of English-speaking writers, poets and philosophers living in the city.  374 more words

On Reading Joan Didion in Paris

On a Spring day that felt like Winter, I climbed the stairs to the second floor of Shakespeare and Company, the legendary Left Bank bookstore. It was the kind of day we call “smoggy” in Los Angeles, if only because smoggy days come more frequently than overcast ones. 847 more words