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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
33 1 43 25 40 93
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Ranked #32 of 774 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Libraries
Activities: Shopping
Description: Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This historic bookstore is a delight with hundreds of new and second hand books. If one has a spare hour when in Paris, and if one enjoys books, this place is great to browse for a while. There is always a gem or two to discover here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I fell in love with this place, it is so endearing and lovely and my best friend and I spent hours scouring all the shelves full of the most interesting collection of books I've ever seen. From old original copies of classics to modern day books hot off the printer, the whole place was like stepping into a book-lovers dream... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This store full of English books. And the shop keepers also speak English it was great and I just had to buy something so I did and I got a lemony Snicket book

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Reader? Then yes you have to visit this place, come on can't give it a miss!! :)))... Just one min walk down from love lock bridge...

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

we didn't buy anything but it's worth browsing and people watching. We saw some very interesting specimen in the shop!

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This old bookstore on the left bank is seeped in old history, great English writers have launched their works here. It has a charming collection of both the old and new.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

These types of establishments that are a fun slice of the past are few and far between these days. Great, small bookstore where you really need to investigate all of the hidden little nooks and crannies. Went upstairs to check out the old upright piano and ended up playing "Happy Birthday" for a twenty-something girl and her boyfriend who were... More

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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It is easy to get to, no entrance fee, and really interesting. I myself had to get a copy of "A Movable Feast" by Hemmingway. Also make sure to ask the person behind the counter what he is reading right now. I got some very interesting recommendations that are sure to broaden my mind. Can't recommend it enough!

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This bookstore was almost home to so many well known writers and is well worth a visit. The is no fee or admission and you are free to walk around and see all of the wonderful used books, although there are some new ones. You just have to buy one of their book bags just to say you were there!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Upstairs you can sit & read books. There are type-writers & a piano for anyone to use. Downstairs is more modern, like a 'normal' book shop

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