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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Address: 37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France (Odeon / Saint-Michel)
Phone Number: 33 1 43 25 40 93
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Type: Specialty shops, Landmarks & points of interest, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary...
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Type: Specialty shops, Landmarks & points of interest, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place is definitely my favorite place in Paris. Every corner is filled with books. The store is a bit small but that is the charm, and it has a good variety of books, including English books. My favorite spot is the small piano room in the second floor. A must visit for book lovers.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This place seems to be always packed but if you're a book lover you will adore this! I think I spent an hour just looking at all these amazing books! Love it! Such a treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are a fan of the 1920's Ex-Pats that wrote in Paris it's worth a stop for a picture. It is not the original location of Silvia's bookstore but it has been here for many many years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of my favourite memories from my stay in Paris. A gorgeous bookstore in a idyllic location. I would highly recommend to any book-lover. The ground floor is filled with a-plenty books to buy, in all sorts of genres, hidden in nooks and crannies everywhere - however, upstairs is the most incredible collection of books, transformed into a library where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I am a serious book lover and reader. I was so excited to see this place. I can't even muster more than one star. Incredibly small and packed where you will get bumped and must wait on others to move. You walk in and tables of books. Nothing you wouldn't find at a local bookstore or even (hate to say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very nice little bookstore! But, expensive! Much more expensive than the 'normal' bookstore for the same books. So did not buy, just walked through it. For normal prices go to W.H. Smith or Gilbert.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stunning little place, antiquities store on the left with many interesting books and the right a modern bookshop with a twist. They have everything here but as it is a small shop with different levels and uneven flooring it can be crowded. Watch your step!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you like books or even just oddities, this place is awesome and a must-visit. Great selection and prices aren't terrible for Paris. Only wish they had more rare/old books or ones actually from France.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This bookshop is a must-visit for any book and history lover visiting Paris, particularly those whose first language is English. The architecture is all odd angles and awkward stairs, filled to the brim with books of all types- a dream of a bookshop! There's even an adorably irritable cat who wanders around. As someone who really should have made more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

From the first time I walked into the doors well over a dozen years ago, I fell in love. I can be found losing track of time in the poetry section or typing my own poems in the typewriter booth upstairs. 'Tis worth encountering the "angels in disguise" who find themselves at this haven for wordsmiths.

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