Shakespeare and Company, Paris



This Is A First Ever History Of The Legendary Bohemian Bookstore In Paris It Interweaves Essays And Poetry From Dozens Of Writers Associated With The Shop Allen Ginsberg, Ana S Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone And Jeanette Winterson, Among Others With Hundreds Of Never Before Seen Archival Pieces It Includes Photographs Of James Baldwin, William Burroughs And Langston Hughes, Plus A Foreword By The Celebrated British Novelist Jeanette Winterson And An Epilogue By Sylvia Whitman, The Daughter Of The Store S Founder, George Whitman The Book Has Been Edited By Krista Halverson, Director Of The Newly Founded Shakespeare And Company Publishing House.Shakespeare and Company, Paris

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Shakespeare and Company, Paris
  • Krista Halverson
  • English
  • 05 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Shakespeare and Company, Paris

  1. says:

    Absolutely loved this book I smiled all the way through What a storied history After reading, I realized I had picked a few books from George s journal notes in the early part to save to a list for my future reading Only after reading was it clear that across the miles and time that Georg...

  2. says:

    I understand now why George couldn t write another word after the title bc anything after it paled in comparison, i found among the pages full of the Tumbleweeds s biographies my own feelings mirrored, the generosity i myself experienced in Shakespeare and co, the Lovely people i met there, the Atmosphere itself, the feeling that this isthan a bookshop, th...

  3. says:

    This book is absolutely magical It brings me back to the moment of wonder when I walked through the doors of this amazing place and lights the fire of desire to return Even though I never met George, after reading this book, I feel as if he is now part of my soul ...

  4. says:

    A comprehensive history of the Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Co Beautiful collection of photos, stories, cartoons and poems Makes you want to visit as soon as possible.

  5. says:

    Shall we invent a way to travel through time Yes That s great You should know that I desperately want to go back to the moment I walked into the world of Shakespeare Company It s probably the most enchanting place I ve ever visited To use the words of Jeanette WintersonThe shop is like a Tardis modest enough ...

  6. says:

    What a lovely lovely book I ve been to Shakespeare Co before, but I MUST go again, now having a way better sense of its vast and rich history If I had known it was an option to stay there.Loved all the pi...

  7. says:

    This book is s lovely It s wonderful to read about the history of this famous bookstore, but the book is not just about that, there s also beautiful pictures and a lot of contributions by famous writers and by some tumbleweeds There s a lot of material f...

  8. says:

    Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise.

  9. says:

    A book and a monument that you can wander through just as if you were in a bookstore itself.This is a truly wonderful tribute to and history of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris It includes a mini graphic novel that tells the story of Sylvia Beach s original Paris book store from the 1920 s 1930 s which was closed due to the German occupation of WWII and never reopened It tells the story of George Whitman s youth through his diary entries and then his founding of his own store cal A book and a monument that you can wander through just as if you were in a bookstore itself.This is a truly wonderful tribute to and history of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris It includes a mini graphic novel that tells the story of Sylvia Beach s original Paris book store from the 1920 s 1930 s which was closed due to the German occupation of WWII and never reopened It tells the story of George Whitman s youth through his diary entries and then his founding of his own store called Mistral Books in Paris in 1951 and how he inherited the Shakespeare and Company name from Sylvia Beach herself The rest of the h...

  10. says:

    I decided to read this book when I was feeling particularly frayed, thinned, washed out I thought it would be a nice bit of light reading The history of a bookshop what could be nicer Instead, I found myself simultaneously euphoric and heartbroken I m not the sort of person who cries when they read I cried with this book It was so genuine I felt shattered It s the story of the shop, but an autobiography The character of Shakespeare Co is imbued in everything from the egalitarian I decided to read this book when I was feeling particularly frayed, thinned, washed out I thought it would be a nice bit of light reading The history of a bookshop what could be nicer Instead, I found myself simultaneously euphoric and heartbroken I m not the sort of person who cries when they read I cried with this book It was so genuine I felt shattered It s the story of the shop, but an autobiography The character of Shakespeare Co is imbued in everything from the egalitarian selections of primary sources to the beautiful and unorthodox binding It s a scrapbook, an art book, a family photo album I know I m sounding melodramatic and need to stop before you gag, but I...

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