Shakespeare was educated at the grammar school in Stratford, where he received an intense training in classical works of literature and rhetoric which he read in the original Latin. The reading and writing skills he learned in his youth served him well throughout his life. Shakespeare read widely and actively in a remarkable variety of forms, genres, and languages. He then incorporated, adapted, and transformed those texts in his own poems and plays. This case includes examples of the many kinds of books that would have constituted Shakespeare’s library.