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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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Address: 37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 43 25 40 93
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Description: Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of...
Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
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What a lovely place with a fantastic atmosphere! It is the most beautifull bookstore of The world!the smell of the books the helpful staff wihch is English spoken..the whole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place with a fantastic atmosphere! It is the most beautifull bookstore of The world!the smell of the books the helpful staff wihch is English spoken..the whole service when you buy your book!!! This is an unforgetable bookstore in Paris!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an fantastic little shop! Ran into a bilingual conversation group at the reading area, it was Thursday evening around 8pm. Had a wonderful experience. Don't disturb the cat!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This small, crowded bookshop near Notre Dame is a favorite of movie fans and readers. We saw a line waiting to enter, but it was short and we entered within 5 minutes. They have new releases as well as old books for sale.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you love history, if you love small, intimate places, if you love literature, then you have to spend some time inside this book store. For me, it is full of romance and nostalgia because of it's history. And it's so wonderful that there are still a few of us left that care enough to to preserve the past for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is the greatest bookstore in the world, bar none! Established by Sylvia Beach, it was the place where many of America's expats went, including Gertrude Stein. Later it was closed, but George Whitman, the great grand nephew of Walt Whitman reopened it across the river from Notre Dame. George knew everything about Literary Paris and when he passed on... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely surprise of a bookshop offering a range of books to just look through - though more was expected referring to Shakespeare and his works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Harry Potteresque Book Shop with great book selections, and a cat! English speaking books with plenty of places to sit, and read.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the cutest book stores I have ever seen. With great ambiance it makes you want to buy all books there. With a selection of new and second hand books, there is a book for everyone in there. The book shop is on two floors, with a little type writer on the second floor with notes from... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Love this quaint bookshop! Right on the left bank within view of Notre Dame and the Seine. Step back in time and imagine you're hanging out with the great artists of the past. Right out front you can have a coffee at the sidewalk cafe or cross the street and browse the postcard souvenirs. Close to the metro and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great bookstore for browsing and/or picking up a new or used book for your reading pleasure. A fun drinking fountain is located right outside the bookstore. Check it out if you are in the area

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