Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Members, Books, Events

Kotin, Joshua; Koeser, Rebecca Sutton; Adair, Carl; Alagappan, Serena; Bauer, Jean; Browne, Oliver J.; Budak, Nick; Calver, Harriet; Chow, Jin; Davis, Ian; Doroudian, Gissoo; Engel, Currie; Green, Elspeth; Hicks, Benjamin; Joelson, Madeleine E.; Kelly, Carolyn; Krolewski, Sara; Li, Xinyi; Maag, Ellie; Mahoney, Cate; McCarthy, Jesse D.; Naydan, Mary; Ruehl, Isabel; Thode, Sylvie; VanSant, Camey; Wulfman, Clifford E.
Issue date: July 2020
Cite as:
Kotin, Joshua, Koeser, Rebecca Sutton, Adair, Carl, Alagappan, Serena, Bauer, Jean, Browne, Oliver J., Budak, Nick, Calver, Harriet, Chow, Jin, Davis, Ian, Doroudian, Gissoo, Engel, Currie, Green, Elspeth, Hicks, Benjamin, Joelson, Madeleine E., Kelly, Carolyn, Krolewski, Sara, Li, Xinyi, Maag, Ellie, Mahoney, Cate, McCarthy, Jesse D., Naydan, Mary, Ruehl, Isabel, Thode, Sylvie, VanSant, Camey, & Wulfman, Clifford E. (2020). Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset: Lending Library Members, Books, Events [Data set].
  author      = {Kotin, Joshua and
                Koeser, Rebecca Sutton and
                Adair, Carl and
                Alagappan, Serena and
                Bauer, Jean and
                Browne, Oliver J. and
                Budak, Nick and
                Calver, Harriet and
                Chow, Jin and
                Davis, Ian and
                Doroudian, Gissoo and
                Engel, Currie and
                Green, Elspeth and
                Hicks, Benjamin and
                Joelson, Madeleine E. and
                Kelly, Carolyn and
                Krolewski, Sara and
                Li, Xinyi and
                Maag, Ellie and
                Mahoney, Cate and
                McCarthy, Jesse D. and
                Naydan, Mary and
                Ruehl, Isabel and
                Thode, Sylvie and
                VanSant, Camey and
                Wulfman, Clifford E.},
  title       = {{Shakespeare and Company Project Dataset:
                 Lending Library Members, Books, Events}},
  year        = 2020,
  url         = {}

The Shakespeare and Company Project makes three datasets available to download in CSV and JSON formats. The datasets provide information about lending library members; the books that circulated in the lending library; and lending library events, including borrows, purchases, memberships, and renewals. The datasets may be used individually or in combination site URLs are consistent identifiers across all three. The DOIs for each dataset are as follows: Members (; Books (; Events (

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All data is related to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and lending library opened and operated by Sylvia Beach in Paris, 1919–1962.

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# Filename Description Filesize
1 SCoData_combined_v1_2020-07_README.txt Overview of the dataset, including list of fields for all files 10.8 KB
2 SCoData_combined_v1_2020-07_datapackage.json Frictionless data schema describing the CSV files 12.7 KB