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

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…

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, which aims to bring a bit of the bookshop and Paris to you, wherever you might be. It includes a blog, audio recordings from our events, more archival photographs, and…

Shakespeare in Coffee and Pencil

By Graham Rhind I have tried many times to write an article for this blog, but in words I cannot seem to make sense of this place. Instead, I have sketched while sat outside in the January cold, ignoring Notre…

Walking the Tightrope: The Tension Between Art and Politics

Cressida Brown, who directed the Shakespeare and Company open-air production of Macbeth last July, tells us about her latest theatrical production, Walking the Tightrope, a collection of 12 world premieres by celebrated playwrights exploring the interaction between art and freedom…