November 17, 1919: Sylvia Beach opens the Shakespeare and Company bookstore

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1919 – American expatriate opens the bookstore on 8 rue Dupuytren, . The bookstore doubles as a lending library, and soon becomes the epicenter of the anglophone writing community.

round_arrow_right_icon&16The story continues…

s struggle to publish ‘Ulysses’ is depicted in the 2012 short movie ‘Left Bank Bookseller’ written, directed and produced by Lisa Reznik.

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Cynthia Morris‘ novel ‘Chasing Sylvia Beach’ narrates the tale of a young american bookstore clerk venturing into Paris in the late thirties, seeking after her role model Sylvia Beach.

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