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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Address: 37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
Phone Number: 33 1 43 25 40 93
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Ranked #2 of 462 Shopping & Fashion in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We have been in this bookstore by Notre Dame Cathedral many times and I am always amazed on how many books they have in the store. It is a very busy place and is frequented by both residents and guests. They are open until 11:00PM which makes it a great place to pop into after dinner in the Latin Quarter.

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Absolutely take 15 minutes to walk through the bookstore (it's not that large and doesn't take long to wander through the small aisles, hidden nooks, and upstairs to the small reading rooms). The walls are covered with entertaining art literary pop-culture mementos. While there is a good selection of recent English hits & the necessary classic English literature, the collection... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're a book-lover (and really, even if you're not!), don't miss this special place in the heart of Paris. It's quirky and quaint and filled with books on every imaginable subject. It's the perfect place to purchase your favorite Hemingway novel in English - and don't forget to get it stamped with the Shakespeare and Company seal upon check... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

For any and all fans of 'Lost Generation' literature, the staff are (typically) quite friendly and helpful. Even if you aren't there to purchase a book it is worth a browse. I did note that it was so busy a few months back that the shop had to build an queue and an 'in-out' policy but out of season it... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Every book on your high school reading list can be found here and so much more. Worth a visit and a purchase to support this amazing place.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice place to see since it has been featured in many movies and has a unique history. Very crowded but you can snap some photos and browse the book bins outside if you don't have the time to explore inside.

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The Caribbean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Always a favorite stop in Paris, George Whitman's shop (now managed - and upgraded - by his daughter Sylvia) is one of the world's great independent book stores (along with the Strand in New York and City Lights in San Francisco). Beyond selling books, S&C also provides shelter and sustenance to aspiring writers and poets - a worthy heir to... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This English language bookstore holds a long story. It is open 7 days a week until very late in the evening, so one can visit it whenever wanted. It has two crowded levels with a reading room up on the second level. It is small with very narrow hallways, and gives the impression of your own little reading corner in... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This little place was suggested by a friend and I'm glad that we went. Small, personal and full of character. The only shame is that it looses a touch of its character due to its popularity and the small crowd inside - but you can't really blame it for the consequences of its success.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a must visit and tour stop for a drink in the neighborhood.catch your favorite author on file old world charm and character spend some time browsing and learning..a good hour is good to take it all it…always busy...

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