This, a book about books, is one of my favorites.
I've since read Morley Callaghan's The Last Summer in Paris, Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and now Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare and Company.
The book is an easy read -- certainly no literary masterpiece, though I doubt it was intended as one.
This may be evidence of obliviousness on my part, but I'm fairly certain I had never heard anyone mention Sylvia Beach and her "lending library" until I read an introduction to The... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer
I was expecting a bit more about Hemingway but found the whole book fascinating. Someday I'll read Ulysses because of the struggle I just read about to bring it to the public.Published 6 months ago by jay arrANGER
I bought this book after staying at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon, where I found a copy in their library. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jonathan A. Hayes
This book is a wonderful written first person account of the 1919-1941 Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris (after which the 1951 Shakespeare and Company Bookshop still in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Cindy Reinhardt
While it must be said that Beach herself was not the best of writers, her world certainly revolved around many that were and even her somewhat clumsy literary style cannot detract... Read morePublished 19 months ago by rebekka
Sylvia Beach's memoire shimmers with intelligence, good-natured humor, gentle discretion, and a pinch of mischief. Read more
Hemingway's A Moveable Feast got me going with memoirs about the Lost Generation in Paris. I've since read Morley Callaghan's The Last Summer in Paris, Gertrude Stein's The... Read morePublished on June 4, 2010 by C. Ebeling
This book arrived in excellent condition and during the time it was anticipated. It is a wonderful book of memoirs by Sylvia Beach about her book store and lending library in Paris... Read morePublished on April 7, 2008 by David Bethune
I've been carrying a first edition of this book around from state to state for several years, and never really quite got around to reading it, as I was more involved with books by... Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by Scott Hercher