A Tale of Two Bookshops

A Tale of Two Bookshops

By Lucy Binnersley And so it began. Three years ago, I escaped from a four-year stint working as a civil servant and went to Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Little did I know what a career change this would herald. The…

La journée sans voiture

La journée sans voiture

By Adam Biles Something odd happened in Paris on Sunday. With the flick of her mayoral pen, and a few strategically erected barriers, Anne Hidalgo banished cars from the city’s most congested thoroughfares — the Avenue des Champs Elysées, Place…

What It's Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co. By Harriet Alida Lye

What It’s Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co. By Harriet Alida Lye

George Whitman opened the legendary bookshop now known as Shakespeare and Company in the shadow of Notre Dame in Paris in 1951, and having spent all his money on the shop he slept on a pullout couch among the books….

About Sylvia

Sylvia Whitman has been the proprietor of Shakespeare and Company since 2006. She took up the reins from her father, George Whitman, who founded the bookstore in 1951.

En Bref with Paul Murray

En Bref with Paul Murray

Next up in En Bref is our favourite Irishman and superbly talented funny/serious novelist Paul Murray. Here’s Paul in full flow at his recent terrific event for The Mark and Void, and below are his  answers to our (very) brief questions. Who…

About Laura

Laura Keeling is Events and Communications Manager at Shakespeare and Company.

En Bref with Emily St. John Mandel

En Bref with Emily St. John Mandel

Next up in En Bref is Emily St. John Mandel, author of the superb (and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning) Station Eleven. Over to you, Emily… Who is your favourite novelist of all time? I’m afraid I can’t possibly pick just…

About Laura

Laura Keeling is Events and Communications Manager at Shakespeare and Company.