Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Shakespeare And Company Bookstore
Sylvia Beach was the proprietor of Shakespeare And Company, a bookstore and more in Hemingway's Paris.
It was a cultural center for artists and particularly the American expatriate community. Hemingway used the lending library that was a part of the bookstore and the "post office" where expats had their mail forwarded .
She also provided credit to Hemingway.
The shop was located at 12 rue de L'Odeon. It was recommended to Hemingway by Sherwood Anderson, and was frequented by James Joyce (in the three photos with Sylvia Beach), F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and many more memebers of the Paris art scene of the '20s.
In the first photo: James Joyce, Sylvia Beach, and Adrienne Monnier.
Hemingway liked to say that he was her best customer at the lending library.