|CENTURY AGO—Sylvia Beach, an American ex-pat in Paris opened Shakespeare & Company Bookstore in Paris on November 19, 1919. Above, is her 2nd location at 12 Rue de L'Odeon (far right), which she operated from 1922 to 1941 shown here in 1939.|
|CIRCA 1920--Sylvia Beach poses with Irish author James Joyce in Paris in front of her original shop at 8 Dupuytren. She is credited with providing the funds, printing acumen, which led to her publishing the first edition of Joyce’s novel “Ulysses.”|
The officer said he would return in the afternoon to confiscate all of Beach’s goods and to close her bookstore. After he left, Beach immediately moved all the shop’s books and belongings to an upstairs apartment. In the end, she would spend six months in an internment camp in Vittel, and her bookshop would never reopen.