Shakespeare and Company – Parisian Bookstore

The original Shakespeare and Company was founded in 1919 a year after the end of World War I by Sylvia Beach in Paris, France. The original bookshop welcomed various famous authors of their day, including Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, and James Joyce. The bookshop became a meeting place for authors of various backgrounds, including many French … Read more

The Most Famous Bookstore in the World

Few book lovers are unfamiliar with one of the most famous independent bookshops in the world, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France. Fewer may know that it was an American, Sylvia Beach who opened the iconic bookshop on Nov. 19, 1919. Beach first wanted to be a writer but found she couldn’t live with the … Read more