Bookshop Thermodynamics

Bookshop Thermodynamics

by Tom le Weed Until Monday, having dealt with bookshops only as a customer, I thought of them simply as retail enterprises. How naive. Now that I have worked in one for the first time, I realise that a bookshop…

En Bref with Alex Christofi

En Bref with Alex Christofi

Welcome to the first instalment of En Bref, a new series we’re launching especially for Le Blog, featuring mini bookish interviews with authors we love—and have managed to persuade to answer our questions! Up first we have Alex Christofi, brilliant…

About Laura

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

Introducing... Message in a Bottle

Introducing… Message in a Bottle

Since the 1980s, bookshop visitors have been leaving messages—to readers, strangers, lovers—on our Mirror of Love (behind the red velvet drapes in the children’s section). Inspired by these countless little missives, and the fact we’re now shipping books overseas, we’ve…

About Laura

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

Books That Change the World

Books That Change the World

by Milly Unwin They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet I couldn’t help making a slight judgement about John Wood’s book when I first came across it 18 months ago. The title, Leaving Microsoft to Change…

Pineapples and The Happy Reader

Pineapples and The Happy Reader

by Seb Emina What do Chinese paintings, the Australian desert and Swedish tinned pineapples have in common? They all appear in a piece, called Bed and Breakfast, that Sven Lindqvist wrote in 2012. The last item on that list has always…