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Shakespeare and Company By Gammel, Irene

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1166-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 06 December 2023, from


Shakespeare and Company is the legendary English-language lending library and bookstore in Paris, which was founded in 1919 by Sylvia Beach (1887–1962). The shop opened at 8 rue Dupuytren but later relocated to 12 rue de l’Odéon in 1921 opposite the shop of Beach’s long-time business and personal partner, Adrienne Monnier (1892–1955). Shakespeare and Company operated until Beach was taken prisoner in 1941 during the German occupation of France; in 1944, Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) participated in liberating the store.

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Gammel, Irene. "Shakespeare and Company." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 6 Dec. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1166-1

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