Judging the 2014 Man Booker Prize by Erica Wagner

I admit, there were times when I got confused. One hundred and fifty-four books? One hundred and fifty-six? Well, no matter: the round number is a lot. One of the things which distinguishes the Man Booker Prize from many other…

In a hotel room in New York we make old love new; in a hotel room in New York where the drapes are the colour of wet pavement and the sheet the colour of baked mud and the writing desk…

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…

Festival America: the Shakespeare and Company Pop-Up

Looking at the other stands, it was clear straight away that we’d taken a different approach. While elegant French booksellers artfully arranged their elegant piles of books, we hummed and ha-ed over the best position for our stuffed raven and…