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Bloomsday! Celebrating James Joyce's Ulysses

16 June 2024
15:00 - 18:00 

Hopalong for a Bloomsday afternoon at Shakespeare and Company...

Plan to read Ulysses before Bloomsday 2024? Listen to Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce, click here, or subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.

Free & open to all.

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Catherine Lacey on Biography of X

20 June 2024
19:00

Join us for an evening with Catherine Lacey as she discusses her vertiginously brilliant novel Biography of X. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Paul Murray on The Bee Sting

25 June 2024
19:00

We're delighted to welcome back Paul Murray to discuss his "generous, immersive, sharp-witted and devastating" (FT), 2023 Booker-shorlisted novel The Bee Sting.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Book Launch: The Paris Flea Market by Kate Van Den Boogert

27 June 2024
18:00 - 20:00 

Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Paris Flea Market, the new book from Kate van den Boogert, the writer behind Makers Paris.

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Helen Phillips on Hum

02 July 2024
19:00

Join us for an evening with Helen Phillips (National Book Award–longlistee) as she discusses Hum, her extraordinary new work of speculative fiction.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Michael Donkor on Grow Where They Fall

09 July 2024
19:00

Join us for a discussion with Michael Donkor about his deeply moving new novel Grow Where The Fall. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Past Events

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Jun 13
2024
Rachel Cusk on Parade

Join us for an exclusive event with Rachel Cusk as she discusses Parade, her startling and exhilarating new novel that once again expands the notion of what fiction can do. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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May 28
2024
Hari Kunzru on Blue Ruin

Join us for an evening with the brilliant Hari Kunzru as he discusses Blue Ruin, his enthralling novel about beauty, power, and capital's influence on art and those who devote their lives to creating it. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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May 21
2024
Samanta Schweblin on Seven Empty Houses

Join us for an evening with Samanta Schweblin, as she discusses her dark, destabilising and award-winning short story collection Seven Empty Houses. In conversation with Adam BilesIn association with Editions Grasset.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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May 16
2024
Sheila Heti on Alphabetical Diaries

We're thrilled to announce Sheila Heti's first event at Shakespeare and Company, to discuss her immersive and beautiful new work, Alphabetical Diaries. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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May 2
2024
Poetry: Ishion Hutchinson reads from School of Instructions

Join us for an evening with Ishion Hutchinson, shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize for Poetry.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Apr 25
2024
Cerys Matthews: Out of Chaos comes bliss! On music, life and Dylan Thomas

Join us for an evening with award-winning songwriter, author and broadcaster, Cerys Matthews to celebrate the life and work of Dylan Thomas. With live music from Flora Hibberd.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Apr 18
2024
BookTalkBookTalkBook - A surrealist literary parody

Join us for an exclusive performance of BookTalkBookTalkBook, Jo Neary’s and Ben Moor’s absurdist parody of awkward live author events, “a Russian Doll of a show that kaleidoscopes psychedelically into itself and then evaporates” (Stewart Lee).

Free Event / Pay What You Want. As this show is performed by working comedians we will be taking donations by cash and card (suggested donation 10€). All money raised goes to the performers. Open to all. Places limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Apr 2
2024
Book to Screen: Ottessa Moshfegh on Eileen

We’re thrilled to welcome novelist and screenwriter Ottessa Moshfegh to discuss how she adapted her novel Eileen for the screen. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Mar 28
2024
Viet Thanh Nguyen on A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, as he discusses his inventive and moving memoir A Man of Two Faces. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Mar 21
2024
Signing: Material Wealth Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg, with Pat Thomas and Peter Hale

Join us for tea and a chat with countercultural historian Pat Thomas, and Peter Hale, manager of the Ginsberg estate, and discover their new collaboration Material Wealth Mining the Personal Archive of Allen Ginsberg.

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Mar 19
2024
Rachel Kushner on Creation Lake (Exclusive Preview Event)

Join us for an exclusive preview event for Rachel Kushner’s part-spy novel parody, part treatise on human history, Creation Lake, publishing September 2024. In conversation with Adam Biles.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Mar 7
2024
POSTPONED: Danny Caine on How to Protect Bookstores and Why

Due to reasons beyond our control this event is postponed. As soon as a new date is confirmed we will post it here.


We're delighted to welcome bookseller and author Danny Caine to discuss his inspiring new book How to Protect Bookstores and Why.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Feb 14
2024
A Love Ritual for Every Heart...

This Valentine’s Day come to our library for your very own Shakespeare-inspired love ritual from historian, anthropologist, artist, and therapist Adela Coman.

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Feb 8
2024
Hollie McNish & Michael Pedersen

Join us for what's sure to be a riotous, tender, enchanting and uplifting evening of poetry and prose with the irrepressible Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Feb 6
2024
Signing: Katerina Jebb, Images d'Images

Join us for a book signing with the brilliant British artist Katerina Jebb.

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Jan 25
2024
Annabelle Hirsch on A History of Women in 101 Objects

We're thrilled to welcome Annabelle Hirsch to discuss her fascinating and provocative new book A History of Women in 101 Objects.

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Jan 15
2024
Freeman's "Conclusions", with Jakuta Alikavazovic, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Deborah Landau and John Freeman

Join us for a very special evening as we bid adieu to one of our favourite literary journals, Freeman’s.

Please note: This event is organised in collaboration with NYU. Priority seating will be given to students and faculty of the university.

On this very special night, editor extraordinaire John Freeman will be joined by three of his star contributors, Jakuta Alikavazovic, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Deborah Landau and John Freeman.

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Dec 11
2023
Greg Proops Live! (followed by mince pies, mulled wine and carol singing...)

Join us for a festive evening of comedy with the wonderful Greg Proops. 

Free & open to all. Places limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Nov 9
2023
John Baxter, Of Love and Paris

Join us for an evening with the irrepressible John Baxter to celebrate his latest love-letter to the City of Light.

Free and open to all. Places limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Oct 18
2023
Yelena Moskovich on Nadezhda in the Dark

Join us for an evening with Yelena Moskovich to celebrate the publication of her queer anthem for doomed youth, Nadezhda in the Dark. In conversation with Alice Pfeiffer.

Free and open to all. Places limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Oct 10
2023
CANCELLED: Sandra Newman on Julia, her radical retelling of 1984

Due to events beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.


Join us for what is sure to be an electrifying conversation with Sandra Newman as she discusses Julia, her radical retelling of George Orwell's masterpiece.

In conversation with S&Co Literary Director, Adam Biles.

Free and open to all. Places limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Sept 27
2023
Poetry with Greta Bellamacina and Robert Montgomery

Shakespeare and Company, New River Press and French Fries magazine invite you to a poetry evening with Greta Bellamacina to celebrate her French Fries cover story and her new books A House is a Dance and Who Will Make the Fire.

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Jun 16
2023
Bloomsday! Celebrating 101 years of James Joyce’s Ulysses

Hopalong for a Bloomsday afternoon at Shakespeare and Company...

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Jun 6
2023
Pulitzer Prizewinner Hernan Diaz!

Join us on our terrace (weather permitting), for a very special evening with Hernan Diaz, discussing Trust his 2023 Pulitzer Prizewinning novel.

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Jun 1
2023
Lex Paulson on Cicero

What could the age of Caesar and Cleopatra tell us about the future of democracy?

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May 25
2023
Dolly Alderton Signing!

Join us at tea-time for a very special signing with the brilliant Dolly Alderton.

Free. Open to all.

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Feb 22
2023
BBC World Book Club: Marie Darrieussecq

On Wednesday February 22 at 7pm, Shakespeare and Company will welcome the BBC World Book Club with special guest, Marie Darrieussecq.

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Sept 23
2022
Festival America

Join us at Festival America from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September, where Shakespeare and Company will have a pop-up store in the Salon du Livre.

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Jun 16
2022
Bloomsday!

We celebrated the centenary of Ulysses with an afternoon at Shakespeare and Company on Thursday June 16th.

To listen to Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce, click here, or subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.

“Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.”
JAMES JOYCE, ULYSSES

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