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Sylvia's Bookshop

Sylvia's Bookshop

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Sylvia's Bookshop: The Story of Paris's Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder (As Told by the Bookstore Itself!) Hardcover – September 25, 2018

by Robert Burleigh (Author),  Katy Wu (Illustrator)

Meet the trailblazer and book lover who started the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, France, in this beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates stories, reading, and the importance of sharing ideas.

“Books are my treasures—the best that I’ve got.”
Books are like rivers that flow through my head.
Books are like roads,” she just might have said.
“Roads that connect my old self to my new.
Unlocking our hearts to what’s noble and true.”

Told by the bookstore itself, Sylvia’s Bookshop tells the story of the legendary Shakespeare and Company, its owner Sylvia Beach, and the many great writers who gathered there to meet, read, and remind us that books are more than the words on the page.

A note from author Adam Rubin:
"I decided to tell this story in an unusual way to explore the beauty of harmony. It's easy to dismiss the unfamiliar, but compassion takes a little more effort. With so many people trumpeting divisiveness right now, it's more important than ever to teach kids that there is more than one way to understand the world."