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.


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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