A Year in Reading: Sylvia Whitman

A Year in Reading: Sylvia Whitman

“Working in a bookshop every day, seeing much-anticipated new releases being freshly unpacked and incredible vintage paperbacks that have wound their ways onto our shelves, it’s almost impossible not to slip a book into my pocket on the way out…

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.

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.

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website!

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, which aims to bring a bit of the bookshop and Paris to you, wherever you might be. It includes a blog, audio recordings from our events, more archival photographs, and…

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.

What’s Your Ideal Gadget?

What’s Your Ideal Gadget?

There’s never been a better time to be a reader. Today we have a seemingly endless choice of devices for accessing books and other texts. At the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, various reading platforms — battery powered and…

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.

Hello and Welcome to Le Blog!

Hello and Welcome to Le Blog!

Hello and welcome to Le Blog! We created this page to bring the bookstore’s busy life to the web in order to stay better connected with all of our far-flung friends around the world. Over the next weeks, we’ll be…

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.