Poetry with Greta Bellamacina and Robert Montgomery

27 September 2023

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.

Sandra Newman

Sandra Newman on Julia, her radical retelling of 1984

10 October 2023

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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Yelena Moskovich on Nadezhda in the Dark

18 October 2023

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

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


John Baxter, Of Love and Paris

09 November 2023

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.

Past Events

Recorded live from our bookshop

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

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

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Jun 6
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
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
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
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
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

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.

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