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Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

Krista Halverson


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In this first-ever history of the bookstore, a century's worth of photographs and ephemera are woven together with personal essays, diary entries, and poems from writers including Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sylvia Beach, Nathan Englander, Dervla Murphy, Jeet Thayil, David Rakoff, Ian Rankin, Kae Tempest, and Ethan Hawke.

With almost 400 pages, all in full-color, the book features Tumbleweed autobiographies, precious historical documents, and rare photographs, including ones of such renowned guests as William Burroughs, Henry Miller, Langston Hughes, Alberto Moravia, Zadie Smith, Jimmy Page, and Marilynne Robinson.

“I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations.” —George Whitman, founder

Publisher: Shakespeare and Company
Binding: Hardback
Dimensions: 171 x 252 x 36 mm
ISBN: 9791096101009

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