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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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This is the bookstore I have always dreamed of going to. My mother and I always made grand plans of going here and spending the day, lost in the stacks. She passed away in 2008... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is the bookstore I have always dreamed of going to. My mother and I always made grand plans of going here and spending the day, lost in the stacks. She passed away in 2008, and never got to go. I left her name on the billboard, as a little memorial. Amazing space, gorgeous books, excellent staff... It's a must... More 

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Dana Point, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Famous for the authors and artist who frequented the place but its very small and crowded. Just stick you nose in the place so you can say you were there. If you're a literary junkie, spend you the afternoon on one the couches in the back. Have a glass of wine instead!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While in Paris, we kept hearing about the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. So we had to check it out. It is a quaint little very old bookstore across from Notre Dame. When we went it was very crowded. But I managed to get in and check it out. Everything I saw was in English, so I don't know if they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A truly special place with a magical feel. I loved the atmosphere and the people who worked there. Well worth visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Shakespeare and company more than a bookstore is a shrine, there you can feel what is like the atmosphere that the American Expatriates of the 30th experienced while in Paris, is a fantastic setting right across Notre Dame Cathedral. Even if you dont buy a book it is more than worth it to pay a visit.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Like...go here. Now. If you have any ounce of bibliophile in you, you will just cry. Tiny aisles, hidden books, ancient feel, weird smells (THERE'S EVEN A CAT!)--this is the bookstore of bookstores. All the heart-eye & happy-crying emojis!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It's a great little place to see. Couldn't believe how crammed and tiny it was. There actually are great book finds there but one would have to take the time to search. It would be a great place to spend part of an evening after a walk along the Seine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Quirky. Crowded with books. Wonderful for its history. James Joyce and Hemingway were here, isnt that enough reason to visit. I love this place

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Finally got round to visiting this famous bookshop and so glad I did because it's as good as they say. It felt like somewhere that wouldn't be out of place in Hay on Wye during the book festival. Yes, it was crowded but people were courteous and made space for browsers and the range of books was impressive. I went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A fantastic bookshop, tucked away near Notre Dame. Crooked little nooks, ladders, reading corners and, if you are lucky, a pianist serenading you while you search the shelves for your next literature adventure. Very helpful staff and a wonderful atmosphere.

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