Shakespeare and Company

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Non lontano dalla magnifica cattedrale di Notre Dame una delle più celebri librerie d’Europa si “nasconde” discreta vicino a qualche ristorantino nei pressi di Saint Michel. E’ la celebre libreria angloamericana Shakespeare and Company.

Not far from the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame one of the most famous libraries of Europe “hides” discreet near some restaurant near Saint Michel. And ‘the famous Anglo-American library Shakespeare and Company.

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Shakespeare and Company è una storica libreria situata nel V arrondissement di Parigi, sulla Rive gauche. Fondata nel 1919 da Sylvia Beach, negli anni venti divenne luogo di incontro per scrittori come Ezra PoundErnest HemingwayJames Joyce e Ford Madox Ford. La libreria funge sia come negozio di libri, sia come sala da lettura.

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Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent bookstores on Paris’s Left Bank. It was opened by Sylvia Beach on 17 November 1919 at 8 rue Dupuytren, before moving to larger premises at 12 rue de l’Odéon in the 6th arrondissement in 1922. During the 1920s, it was a gathering place for writers such as Ezra PoundErnest Hemingway,James Joyce and Ford Madox Ford. It closed in 1940 during the German occupation of Paris and never re-opened.

[Rif. Wikipedia / Shakespeare and Co]

Shakespeare and Company and the Cinema: Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

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