Thursday, January 21

What It's Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co.

"George Whitman opened the legendary bookshop now known as Shakespeare and Company in the shadow of Notre Dame in Paris in 1951, and having spent all his money on the shop he slept on a pullout couch among the books. He insisted on giving it up, though, if a writer came by and needed a place to stay. (He often asked writers to sleep there even if they didn't need a place to stay.) Soon, he started housing several writers at a time, either published or aspiring, and these literary vagabonds came to be known as the Tumbleweeds. ..."
Lisa Paclet: Lost portraits from the Shakespeare and Company archives.
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart (Video)
Bringing the Tumbleweeds into the 21st Century...
To Home, With Love by Yoyo Chan
Shakespeare & Co.

2011 December: Shakespeare & Company