The famous bookstore in Paris has published “Ulysses” is begging for help amid the coronavirus epidemic, according to Relevant press.
The store, Shakespeare and Company, emailed customers last week encouraging them to buy books, saying they are facing “hard times” due to the spring lock of the French coronavirus, according to newswire.
In response, the store received more than 5,000 online orders in a week, a spike from its usual level of about 100 orders per week.
Sylvia Whitman, the daughter of the late president George Whitman, told the AP: “We have been (down) 80% since our first detention in March, so for the time being, we have used them all. also my savings.
Whitman also set up the Friends of Shakespeare Company so that supporters can donate, according to the AP.
France, like many of its European neighbors, was ravaged by the coronavirus.
French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronUK raised the level of terrorist threat to ‘serious’ after the attacks in France and Austria Schools in France reopened for the first time since the teacher killed the priest in France was shot and injured, two days after knife attack in the church MORE announced on Wednesday last week that the country will experience a second round of shutdown due to an increasing number of coronavirus infections. Locking doors will shut down unnecessary businesses such as restaurants and bars, and people will only be allowed to leave their homes for business or medically necessary reasons.
However, unlike the first shutdown that took place in the spring, schools will remain open and workers can come to work if they are unable to work from home.
At the end of October, the World Health Organization declared Europe as epicenter pandemic coronavirus after it hit record for confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.
“Europe is at the heart of this pandemic once again,” said WHO Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge said during a meeting with European health ministers at the time. “In the face of the danger of alarming, I must express our real concern.”
Shakespeare and Company was founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919, according to the AP, and published the full Ulysses by James Joyce in 1922.
It has faced financial hardship in the pre-pandemic due to terrorist attacks and protests that prevented foreign tourists from visiting the area.