George Whitman

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

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George Whitman, the owner of Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris, died last week. I've long been a faraway fan of his bookstore and the ideals it encapsulates. Though I have yet to visit his store (now run by his daughter Sylvia Whitman), I have written about it here.

His obituary in the New York Times is beautiful and there's an interview with Sylvia, here, on CBC's As It Happens (part two).

Replies:
Jane Flanagan: It is one of my favorites! Shadow of a Doubt is worth a revisit, I think.

Julie: Just more ideas for when you're looking for something to watch :). There are many films I haven't seen, either. The Matrix is one example... Yay for vintage adult film signs.
Jessica Kleoppel: It sure is. Thank you for your recommendations, I haven't watched either! They're on my list.

3 comments:

Julie said...

oh, so sad!! I did go once, years ago- it's a pretty special place.

Michelle said...

I fell in love with Shakespeare and Co. while in Paris this past August. I swear, if my friend allowed it, I could have spent hours upon hours in there. It is so magical!

Jessica Kleoppel said...

Thanks for the links. I just finished "A Moveable Feast" recently and the bookstore was a very special place indeed.

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