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Two Famous Bookstores Celebrate Anniversaries

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Online Only, posted 5.27.03

Two of the world's most famous bookstores are celebrating fifty years of business in June.

City Lights Bookstore, founded in San Francisco by Peter D. Martin and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, is an icon of literary culture in the city. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, organizers are planning a month-long schedule of events, including readings by Andrei Codrescu, Diane DiPrima, and Michael McClure.

Across the Atlantic Ocean—5,580 miles east of San Francisco—Shakespeare and Company in Paris is also celebrating a half century of selling books. Although the original bookstore was opened in 1921 by Sylvia Beach (and closed twenty years later when Paris was under Nazi occupation), the anniversary marks the opening of a bookstore by George Whitman, a bibliophile from New England who, with Beach's permission, renamed it Shakespeare and Company. In June, the store will host a literary festival featuring readings, plays, musical perfomances, film screenings, literary tours, and more.

 

 

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Upcoming Events
Poetry
Reading/Panel/Performance
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
October 23, 2014 - 9:00am
Fiction
Reading
Taylor Books Cafe
October 23, 2014 - 5:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk
Barnes & Noble DePaul Center
October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Workshop/Panel
Poet's House
October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading
Alpine Branch Library
October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
Residency
West Cork, Ireland
Residency
Riga, Latvia
Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
University of Evansville
American Library Association
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