Hortari: Hidden Things

Hortari is composed of fifteen illustrated short stories of imaginary explorers and seekers. It is the second book by Marie-Alice Harel, a French author and illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. To learn more about her work, visit maharel.com. What do…

Photobook Week at Shakespeare and Company

From November 7-12, 2017, Shakespeare and Company is proud to welcome 11 independent English presses, transforming our central display area into a photobook shop during Paris Photo Week. The aim is to give an insight into the contemporary English photobook…

Meet Sanet Stegmann, author of The Adventures of a Honeybee in Paris

Since my arrival in Paris (Autumn 2015), I have been exploring daily to familiarize myself with the culturally rich capital of France. Inspired by the city’s art and culture, architecture, music and people, ideas for a children’s book started brewing…

Zola in Britain by Michael Rosen

In the nineteenth century the British attitude to French writers was full of contrasts. The great triumvirate of Emile Zola, Guy de Maupassant and Gustave Flaubert presented to Victorian readers a range of characters, scenes and passions that British writers…

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…