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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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Wow this place is awesome. Very tiny and well organized this place is a literary treasure. Worth at least a look inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Wow this place is awesome. Very tiny and well organized this place is a literary treasure. Worth at least a look inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Usually I'm not a big fan of bookshops. I find it annoying to not be able to find books in the shelves, but this place is just amazing. I wanted to stay there for hours to look which books they have and buy something. Didn't have the time for it, which is a pity. Next time I'll go back to... More 

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter here after we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral. There was a line to get in and it appeared that many people were racing through the shop to get a quick look around, checking it off their list, then racing out the door to the next attraction. We actually stayed in the store for nearly 2 hours.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

FANTASTIC little bookstore in the Latin Quarter that, at times, hosted the likes of Hemmingway and other American expat writers during the 20s. Relive some American history on the other side of the pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I absolutely love it and the next time I come to Paris I'm definitely stopping here first. I could spend an entire lifetime in here and there is a little library upstairs that you can sit and read in while you shop.

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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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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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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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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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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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