Be not inhospitable to strangers

The iconic Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company has frequently been in the news recently due to a world-wide fund raising effort to save the financially troubled landmark. You may not know that before it got its well known name the store was called the Mistral Bookshop after the chilly, powerful winds that blow through France during winter months. The other day, I was amazed to stumble upon this 1956 flyer for the bookstore which features appearances by Richard Wright and James Baldwin within three weeks of each other. How absolutely fabulous was that.

 

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