Sylvia Beach, the sweet woman that had a love of books and sharing them with others in her legendary store Shakespeare and Company holds the spotlight in this week's episode.
Arriving in Paris during WWI to study French Literature, a flier would lead her to a book shop on Rue de l'Odeon and into the door and heart of Adrienne Monnier.
Opening her first store on November 19, 1919, on Rue Dupuytren she would welcome James Joyce as an early customer and later partner in publishing Ulysees.
Her shop would become the post office and gathering spot of the American ex-pats in Paris and each of them would form deep respect and love for the kind Sylvia, especially Ernest Hemingway.
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