Bonnes Fêtes and See You in 2015!

Bonnes Fêtes and See You in 2015!

Dear readers and friends… Le Blog is taking a short pause for the holidays. We look forward to being reunited with you in the New Year and wish you all a joy, love and good-book-filled couple of weeks! **CHRISTMAS OPENING…

All I Want For Christmas... Is Books

All I Want For Christmas… Is Books

Here are a few gift ideas for the book lovers in your life… The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami An unsettling novella, beautifully illustrated, with lots of attention to quirky detail right down to the library pocket attached to the front…

About Linda

Linda Fallon is the head buyer at Shakespeare and Company. Her favourite book (if forced to pick one) is 'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole, which she collects in different editions and languages. From Ireland originally, she has been working on perfecting her Gaelic shrug since moving to Paris in 2007.

The Day I Met Jimmy Page

The Day I Met Jimmy Page

by Alex Freiman Everyone I know claims to be the biggest Jimmy Page Fan—but the truth is I am! It all started back when I was just a boy and didn’t know much about music, let alone Rock’n Roll. I…

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.

To Home, With Love by Yoyo Chan

To Home, With Love by Yoyo Chan

On 28th September 2014, the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement broke out in Hong Kong. Former Tumbleweed Yoyo Chan’s friends have been camping on the streets and braving themselves against tear gas, pepper spray and police batons for the last two months. This…