Celebrating Black Francophone Writers

Celebrating Black Francophone Writers

The rise of the #BLM movement in the United States and across the world has led many of our readers not only to look to expand their knowledge of issues surrounding race and racism, but also to broaden their awareness of…

About Adam

Adam Biles is the Events Manager at Shakespeare and Company and the author of FEEDING TIME, published by Galley Beggar Press.

Start Today #3: Books, Boxes & the Web

Start Today #3: Books, Boxes & the Web

This is the third dispatch in a series about our efforts to reduce the ecological footprint of the bookshop and café. We speak with Gersende, who runs the bookshop’s website, to discuss the steps she has taken to find a…

Start Today #2: Paris on Two Wheels

Start Today #2: Paris on Two Wheels

One of the first things I did after moving to Paris was to acquire a bike—a vintage Motobecane, golden-hued and beautiful, that was later, sadly, crushed by a delivery van . . .  though fortunately I wasn’t on it at the…

Start Today #1: Coffee Cups & Compost

Start Today #1: Coffee Cups & Compost

This is the first in a series of articles about the efforts we’re making at S&Co to reduce the ecological footprint of the bookshop and café. Our passionately eco-minded bookseller Karolina meets with Maiwenn, the café manager, to discuss recent…

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.