Shakespeare and Company is an independent bookstore housed in the 5th district of Paria, France created in memory of Ernest Hemingway. It is a bookshop and library specialized in Anglo-Saxon literature. Also, the library has a floor to accommodate travelers working right there a few hours for their accommodation. A curious element that bookshop is its wishing well where visitors toss coins longing that these are met. The first home of Shakespeare and Company across the street from L’Odeo, the closed during the WWII in 1941 due to the occupation in France. One legend rumored that it was closed because Sylvia Beach, the current owner of the place refused to sell a copy of “Finnegans Wake” by James Joyce to a German official. Then in 1951 reopened by George Whitman, Sylvia’s father. The library has an area with drinks and other second-hand books. If you are ever in Paris, you have to visit. And you can also follow them on Twitter.
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