Born: March 14, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Died: October 4, 1962 in Paris, France
Family: Adrienne Monnier (suspected partner)
Biography: Born in Baltimore, Beach moved to Paris in 1901 along with her family after her father was moved to France as a Presbyterian minister. In 1919, Beach opened Shakespeare and Co., a bookstore/borrowing library and in 1922 Beach published James Joyce’s Ulysses. Beach continued to live and work in Paris during World War II and until her death in 1962.
- Shakespeare and Company
- “The Letters of Sylvia Beach” edited by Keri Walsh
Garner, Dwight. “Ex-Pat Paris as It Sizzled for One Literary Lioness.” The New York Times Online. 18 April 2010 <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/books/19book.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0>.
“Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born.” This Day in History. March 14. <http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sylvia-beach-bookstore-owner-and-publisher-of-ulysses-is-born>.
“Sylvia Beach–Life Stories, Books, and Links.” Today in Literature. <http://www.todayinliterature.com/biography/sylvia.beach.asp#biography>.