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December 16th, 2011

"George Whitman, the US-born owner of Shakespeare and Company, a fabled English-language bookstore on the Left Bank in Paris and a magnet for writers, poets and tourists for close to 60 years, died yesterday in his apartment above the shop. He was 98 years of age."

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/1215/breaking14.html