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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
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Ranked #27 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary...
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Type: Libraries, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My favourite bookstore in the world. Such a lovely place. This was the second visit. Looking forward to the next one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

It's almost silly how long I've wanted to come and visit S&C, as a long time lover of books and seeing this bookstore in 'Midnight in Paris'. To some, I can see why Shakespeare and Company is just another bookstore. But to all my other fellow book fiends, the shop is just as lovely as you'd imagine it to be.... More 

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Jounieh, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Esta librería presenta una atmósfera bohemia y mágica. Llena de recovecos, cuartitos, escaleritas... y libros...muchos libros! Amazing books both new and old! A place to sleep for young aspiring writers from all over the world Well worth a visit

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As you walk in you become hooked. Everything about this shop oozes all the ingredients ever wanted by a book lover. Reminded my of 64 Charring Cross Road or You've got Mail. Well worth a visit. I did that three times and would love to go back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

So some famous people passed through here, others even owned it. Ho hum. It's a bookstore, not a bad collection of books in English, but if you can find nothing better to do than look at books in English when you are in paris, poor you. I avoid this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's a victim of it's own fame: there's too many people now. If you manage to come when it's less crowded, you can enjoy reading as much as you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very bohemian even a place to sleep for young aspiring writers from all over the world. It was right around the corner from where we stayed! Still enjoy looking at the notebook I bought.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must do for any lover of books. The outside says it all - and walking inside is like entering a time warp! One almost expects to see Sylvia Plath or Orwell appear!!! Stocked with amazing books both new and old and with sufficient buts to satisfy the tourists as well - nice bookmarks are given (one only)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I imagine I should feel anointed since a book mysteriously fell from the top shelf and hit my hand while I was perusing the Beat's Section last week. From time to time (de temps en temps) a book or two flies off the shelf and the staff likes to say "it's George's (Whitman) ghost throwing books at us." Shakespeare and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Basically, any and every literary genius from the past century and before has passed through the doors of this bookstore. Great just to get a whif of that history...and the smell of old books. Beautiful view on the way out too. Highly inspirational !

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