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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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One of the first place I go in Paris

I have visited Paris more than 100 times over the past 35 years and have bought a book at this charming bookshop at the exact center of Paris almost as often. My most recent visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of crowds make this a difficult experience to stay and enjoy. So, when we visited we walked through and then left immediately. It was so crowded and hard to stop and enjoy anything. They have a large selection of books in English and we were told that it is enjoyable to sit and relax there on a nice day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited Paris more than 100 times over the past 35 years and have bought a book at this charming bookshop at the exact center of Paris almost as often. My most recent visit was April 2015. When traveling for any lengthy period in countries where the local language is not your own first language, there is often a... More 

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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

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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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.