On this day in 1919, Sylvia Beach, the visionary pillar of the Paris expat scene and usherer of James Joyce’s Ulysses into the world and supporter of many of the great female voices of the century like Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy, opened Shakespeare and Company

One of the best-loved bookstores in the world, just a few days ago Shakespeare and Company sheltered its patrons as the world swirled around them. If you’re around, it’s a good time to get out into the world and love some strangers