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Shakespeare & Company

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Address: Sterngasse 2, Vienna 1010 , Austria
Phone Number: (+431) 535 50 53
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Pros: It's not mass market, and it covers a good range of topics. The shop also has character, which blends in well with its very quiet surroundings -during the day at least... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2013
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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Many titles jumped out at me that I would love to buy! No room in suitcase! It is packed with interesting titles and even have current guidebooks. I think the books are all new (not used.)

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The store offers a decent and eclectic collection of modern paperbacks and hardbacks. This isn't a store for antiques, but rather a great place for English speakers to pick up the latest Terry Pratchett novel or an English history of Vienna.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just read review about avoiding this shop because of smoke and felt I had to add that we visited a few days ago and no one was smoking and there was no hint of smoke. This lady was just unlucky I think. The staff were helpful and friendly and they had some special editions of English classics I hadn't seen... More 

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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband collects books and loves old bookstores, so I was so proud of having found this surprise for him on our trip to Vienna. We walked up from St. Stephans and it took some wandering around to finally find the place, with him not having a clue where we were going. He was excited when he saw the outside.... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We found this place accidentally and it was such a nice surprise. It was an official holiday but it was open way past the official working hour. The let us in and we stayed for like hours. Almost ALL books are in English and the people working there are very very friendly!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Pros: It's not mass market, and it covers a good range of topics. The shop also has character, which blends in well with its very quiet surroundings -during the day at least, since it's surrounded by bars that I'd imagine to be open at night. Cons: The bookstore wasn't quite as big as I expected, nor was the collection as... More 

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Nederland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

On a recent stay in Vienna, my sister and I managed to find this charming bookstore without very much difficulty, knowing when we saw the small steps up to the next street level we were close by! Could spend forever there, browsing through the eclectic array of tomes. Only bought three though, since we were on foot and I knew... More 

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Amman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Shakespeare and Co Bookshop was unknown to my taxi driver so finding it in a small street at the top of a flight of stairs was the beginning of an adventure. The charming exterior of the shop opened to an even more enchanting interior. Books reached up to the ceiling and could be reached by a ladder system which left... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

Admittedly, when I first saw there was a Shakespeare and Company in Vienna, I assumed it was affiliated with the original. But it's not. Even so, it was great to find an all english bookstore in the heart of Vienna with a collection of books not typically found in the US. Think quaint, not Barnes and Noble, but also think... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.