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Shakespeare and Company

Why I Went to Paris

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As part of a photo shoot for my next book of conceptual literature, [SIC],, I moved through a series of Parisian spaces while wearing an all-white, full-body Lycra suit.

In Search of Meaning: Hitchens, Whitman and War

Josh Rushing | Posted 02.17.2012 | Books
Josh Rushing

Is there significance in the fact that Hitchens died on the last day of the war he was so vilified for supporting? Is there a metaphorical link between two people dying on the same day?

Remembering George Whitman

Janice Harper | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Janice Harper

Years ago, back in the early eighties after reading too much Henry Miller to do a woman any good, I found myself in Paris, squatting in an old and dusty room above the legendary booksellers, Shakespeare & Company.

Owner Of Famous Paris Bookstore Dies

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 02.13.2012 | Books

PARIS — George Whitman's life was packed with the type of adventures that filled every nook and cranny of his bookshop, Paris' iconic English-la...

WATCH: Spike Jonze's New Animated Short

Posted 12.18.2011 | Arts

With his adaptation of Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are" and his recent robot love story, "I'm Here," Spike Jonze has been on a creative st...

Best Bookstores Of The World

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, a...

Shakespeare & Company, Iconic Paris Bookstore, Launching Magazine And Prize

Publishers Weekly | Claire Kirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, the Paris literary icon originally founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919, and opened by George Whitman in 1951, is launching...