In the early 1900's publisher Sylvia Beach spent much time visiting her grandparents in this house. Sylvia went on to Paris and opened "Shakespeare and Company," the most famous bookshop lending library in the world. She published James Joyce's Ulysses, the number one literary work of the twentieth century. Books like Ulysses and Lady Chatterley's Lover, banned in England and the United States, were only available in her bookshop. Until the Nazis forced Beach to close her shop in 1941, it was ground zero for members of the "Lost Generation" - Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Thornton Wilder, Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ann Porter and others.