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    • Kathryn Baker

      George Whitman in front of the literary haven he created. A port in the storm for anyone who was in need, and my favorite place in Paris. He will be missed.

    • James Kelly

      George Whitman, the American-born owner of Shakespeare & Company, a fabled English-language bookstore on the Left Bank in Paris and a magnet for writers, poets and tourists for close to 60 years, died on Wednesday in his apartment above the store. He was 98. “I wanted a bookstore because the book business is the business of life.”

    • Madison Hendershot

      Shakespeare and Company, Paris Bookstore

    • bebi marie

      Shakespeare & Company Bookstore need to go back and get at least €60 worth of books

    • The Gogglette

      // George Whitman, the American-born owner of Shakespeare & Company in Paris. Such a delightful, whimsical man. “Perhaps no man liked so many things and disliked so few as Walt Whitman,” he wrote, “and I at least aspire to the same modest attainment.”

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