"when I first went into the bookshop"
The Shakespeare & Company Bookshop
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As Hemingway points out, Sylvia Beach was always most accommodating towards the majority (if not all) of her American expatriate customers (for more information see bookmark for page 16). Michael Reynolds tells us that Hemingway's 'one month, twelve franc subscription to Sylvia's lending library allowed him only two volumes at a time. The following Monday, the first working day of the new year, Hadley came in to subscribe at thirty francs for three months and two volumes. The pair of them could then keep out four volumes at once, although Sylvia gave the Hemingways large leeway.' (Hemingway the Paris Years, p. 12).