This quirky bookstore, which seems to be so very French, was opened in Paris in 1951 — by an American, George Whitman. Although it’s a legitimate commercial concern and sells new and secondhand books it’s also a sort of literary drop-in centre and houses a free reading library.
It also provides free accommodation to artists and writers in exchange for them helping out in the store.
Take a quick tour.
Isn’t that a fantastic place? I could spend days (weeks) in there.
Not only is it a fascinating place, it’s also where generations of well-known writers have lived, worked read, dreamed, discussed, argued and more.
HOW TO FIND SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY
Shakespeare and Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie,
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