The True Cost of Eating

The True Cost of Eating

From farm to fork or plot to plate, many of us have lost touch with how our food is produced. With increasing droughts, floods, rising temperatures and an ever-expanding global population, it has never been more important to understand the…

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

 Sy Montgomery is a naturalist who has spent much of her life surrounded by animals, either studying them or keeping them as company at her home. Beautifully illustrated by artist Rebecca Green, this memoir is an exploration into the land…

Live Lightly

Live Lightly

We have more stuff than we could ever need. Every year, TV reports about Black Friday suggest how far society has gone mad with accumulation. The planet is drowning in unnecessary objects and their attendant waste. This bookshelf explores the roots of…

A Nature Book Each Month: Let’s Give Back Nature Its Song

A Nature Book Each Month: Let’s Give Back Nature Its Song

Last year the French Museum of Natural History and the National Scientific Research Centre conducted a series of studies demonstrating how, year on year, the French countryside is becoming ever more silent. They write of a phenomenon of “mass disappearance,”…

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.