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Sylvia’s Bookshop

This fun selection is written from the perspective of a famous Parisian bookstore which, in cheerful rhyming verse, recounts the story of its owner, Sylvia Beach, an enterprising American woman who opened the shop in 1919. 372 more words

Happy 132nd Birthday Sylvia Beach

Today is the 132nd birthday of the publisher and book shop owner, the book shop owner Sylvia Beach. Her influence and support helped some of the most popular and important authors of the 20th century. 1,127 more words

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"When we were very poor and very happy.” *

Today is the birthday of Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), who was quite a gal. Daughter of a Presbyterian minister, she moved with her family to Paris in 1901 when her father was appointed the assistant minister of the American Church in Paris  and director of the American student center. 332 more words

ON THIS DAY: March 14, 2019

March 14th is

International Ask A Question Day *

Learn About Butterflies Day

MOTH-er (Moth Collectors) Day

National Pi Day (3.14 etc.) *

Potato Chip Day… 2,537 more words

History

Book review: Sylvia’s Bookshop: The Story of Paris’s Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder (As Told by the Bookstore Itself), by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Katy Wu

Burleigh, Robert. Sylvia’s Bookshop: The Story of Paris’s Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder (As Told by the Bookstore Itself). Illus. by Katy Wu. Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2018. 105 more words

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Paris has it all. (Part one...)

My first ever overseas trip was a school exchange trip – to live with a German family in the town of Arnsberg in what was, at the time, West Germany. 1,302 more words

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Future Music

(Essay originally appeared in Entropy)

When George Antheil was three-years-old, he wanted a piano for his birthday. Instead of a normal-sized one, his parents gifted him a toy version instead. 144 more words

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