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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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We looked specifically for this bookstore, having heard about it. There was a line to get in, and about a ten to fifteen minute wait. The place is small and jam packed with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We looked specifically for this bookstore, having heard about it. There was a line to get in, and about a ten to fifteen minute wait. The place is small and jam packed with people, and books floor to high ceiling. The staff is helpful and attentive. I found myself in the children's nook where I could sit on a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Finally made it here this trip..quirky place..lots of atmosphere..lots of old books not even for sale..just hang out & read! Should be every booklovers destination. The old beds are still there that authors used to sleep on when they hung out there many years ago. tres cool

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The bookshop is extremely close to Notre Dam and in fact we spied it from across the road. It is a fascinating place full of nooks and crannies. The top floor is just a reading area. A wonderful cat poses on the sofa and is very much a feature of the place. If you love books and you want a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My husband to do was to visit this bookstore and he was not disappointed. We walked across to it after visiting Notre Dame. From the outside it looks very tiny, but once you walked in you are amazement as to how big it actually is and the number of books to choose from. There is also an upstairs with children... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This shop was very high on my Paris bucket list, so I split off from my less literary friends one afternoon to check it out. The bookshop is charming, and there are a few shelves to browse through outside, which is nice, because the inside is fairly cramped and crowded. This is a good thing, though, because how often do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

When we found the bookstore we were surprised to find a crowd outside the store and a queue to get in?!? It really is that popular! The books are a bit pricey but there the amount of them is quite impressive. I think it's worth a visit if you are interested of books - you might find something interesting at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

And the best part is the restaurant which is next door, where they serve wonderful dishes in a moderate price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Was so pleased to stumble across this little gem! Had read about this wonderful book shop before our trip to Paris and couldn't believe it when we spotted it on our way to the Notre Dame. It was everything I had hoped and more, there were second hand books to browse outside which were very eclectic in themes and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Such a lovely little store that we went looking for. It was pretty crowded but definitely worth it. I bought some french english cookbooks and my cousin got help with her search very quickly. The staff is very hipsterlike and friendly and fun. Just the smell of this store if worth a visit. Sooooo MANY BOOKS stacked up to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The bookshop across from Notre Dame is bursting with charme and ambience. It is a "must" for literature fans. It is cosy, yet offering a great selection of exclusively English books. On the second floor you find second hand treasures as well as a cat to pet and a piano to play. It really feels like the writers are there... More 

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