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    Sylvia Beach and James Joyce in Paris - Sylvia Beach – the owner of the bookshop Shakespeare and Company – died on November 12, 1962. Shakespeare and Company was nothing short of a phenomenon. A small bookshop on rue de l'Odéon that became the meeting-place, focal point and publishing house for some of the greatest writers of the 20th century. #books & # authors

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    ~Sylvia Beach and James Joyce at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris (1920s)~

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    James Joyce Sylvia Beach at the original Shakespeare Co. in 1920s Paris.

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    James Joyce and Sylvia Beach “And my French friends said «Oh, yes! Have this bookshop and we will all come to it!»” - Sylvia Beach (Photo source: The Spiral Bookcase)

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