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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 a "can't miss" stop. Don't just go in the front door. To get the real feel for Shakespeare and Co., one must go back into the corners and actually look for a specific book... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Carterville, Illinois

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Carterville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a "can't miss" stop. Don't just go in the front door. To get the real feel for Shakespeare and Co., one must go back into the corners and actually look for a specific book topic. What a great experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful bookshop and friendly staff. You can browse and immerse yourself in a special unique atmosphere of this special place steeped in bohemian history. Close to Notre Dame and lots of other Paris gems.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Shakespeare & Co is an old school bookstore in the best sense of the term. It is towering shelves filled with books and narrow aisles and reading nooks with napping cats. It is quiet spaces with well worn seats into which you can sink and lose yourself in a book (or two or three). It is little notes stuck into... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I first heard about this bookstore from an literature professor whose class I took in grad school. I have made a pilgrimage to this famous store every year since. When you go, please actually BUY something. Bookstores are a dying breed - so please support them financially...don't just take a photo and leave. At the very least, buy a copy... More 

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Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A little gem for book/vintage lovers. Think vintage typewriters, cats on sofas and dusty volumes sat atop a piano. A. Eautiful selection of childrens books too.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I am a passionate reader. I read a lot. I read everything except for fantasy books. Even though I am not one of those people who say that 'oh i like the smell of book and paper, i cannot read on an electronic reader' and i do read mostly on my kobo or iphone, this palce blew my mind. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Close to Cluny museum. If you are into books you have to go here, but its mainly for some ambience! Its so popular they sometimes control entry to avoid clogging the whole place up. All the famous writers of the 20th century went here, and ate and drank nearby. Almost all the books are in English, and while some are... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This Parisian bookstore is a place of pilgrimage for book lovers in general and literature lovers in particular. I love its name, Shakespeare and Company, and never forget its connection with the great Irish writer James Joyce. He as well as many other writers got financial support by the owners of this legendary bookstore in the previous stages of their... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The history of Shakespeare and Company is palpable when you walk in the door. The new book selection is impressive for such a small store, but what really shines are the used selections. Everything from well-loved second-hand paperbacks to pricey first editions grace the shelves. For readers and book lovers, stopping in is a must.

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Bluffton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I forced my family to stop here while I ran in for just a few minutes. But the shop is fascinating and I would love to have spent more time exploring all the nooks and crannies!

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Address: Address: 37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 43 25 40 93
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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