This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Shakespeare and Company: The Bookshop That Shaped the Lost Generation Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Code: 1H0727 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Resize text Sylvia Beach in front of the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris, 1928 (Princeton University Library) In 1919, an American woman named Sylvia Beach opened Shakespeare and Company, an English-language bookshop and lending library on the Left Bank of Paris. In the decades that followed, she would change the course of literary history, publishing James Joyce’s banned masterpiece Ulysses in 1922 and creating a meeting place for a community of writers and artists now known as the Lost Generation. When Beach died in 1962, she left behind a vast archive of business and personal records, which are now held by Princeton University. Joshua Kotin, an associate professor of English at the university, draws on the archive to reveal new stories about the writers who frequented the shop, including Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. Utilizing the Shakespeare and Company Project, a digital humanities initiative at Princeton, Kotin also brings to light details about the lives of forgotten artists and intellectuals who lived and wrote in the time between the world wars. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for online programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our online programs presented on Zoom.