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Shakespeare and Company--James Joyce and Sylvia Beach in the doorway.

Picture of Sylvia Beach standing with James Joyce in front of her Paris bookshop-library, Shakespeare and Company

Sylvia Beach in her Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company.

Sylvia Beach in her Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company. Not a writer but she is the reason why we have so much celebrated literature and why Paris has the most famous bookstore in the world.

Carla Bodoni, Stephen Vincent Benét y Sylvia Beach en la librería Shakespeare & Company, París, 1921

Carla Bodoni, Stephen Vincent Benét and Sylvia Beach standing at the Shakespeare & Company Library, Paris, 1921

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Sylvia Beach and the original Shakespeare and Company bookstore at 12 rue de l’Odéon, Paris

Shakespeare and Company Book Sellers-It became a central feature of the Parisian literary scene of the since it opened just as the "Lost Generation" discovered Paris. It became "the unofficial living room" of the expatriate artists there.

James Joyce et Adrienne Monnier dans la rue de l'Odéon, Paris L'Odéon, Paris

James Joyce et Adrienne Monnier, rue de l'Odéon, Paris (Gisèle Freund,

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