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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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Use it while it is here!

I have a feeling places like this have a limited life left. Great English word book shop in quieter part of town. Pop in if you can and support book shops to keep open. We are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
North East UK

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North East UK
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I have a feeling places like this have a limited life left. Great English word book shop in quieter part of town. Pop in if you can and support book shops to keep open. We are here today thanks to the written word and long may it continue. Easy to find in the Jewish quarter, and check out the little... More 

1 Thank northpawblack
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Don't be fooled. This is a small bookstore and smaller than any other Shakespeare in the world. And they are not associated with the famous Shakespeare in PARIS AND the world. ( they even mention that on their website..would that be allowed?) Inside you will find only English books. Small bookstore Out of the way from downtown but only see... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A fantastic English-language bookstore in a quiet area of the Inner Stadt. It has a great inventory of all genres but I especially like the translation of Vienese/Austrian writers. Very nice and friendly English-speaking staff.

1 Thank Jack M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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.)

Thank disdonc
Frederick, Maryland
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank L V
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
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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 

Thank Caroline B
Cincinnati, OH, USA
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Puffin24
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!

3 Thank Maria G
Singapore, Singapore
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459 reviews
312 attraction reviews
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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 

1 Thank Ming H
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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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.