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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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More than a shop

The only place in Vienna to browse for books in English of various genres (fiction, nonfition, children's lit, travels etc). Not only brand new books but one can find some older... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vilnius, Lithuania

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Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did have to look specifically for this book shop or else we would have missed it as it's quite hidden, located in Sterngasse near Ruprechtskirche. I was quite looking forward to check out this book shop as I had heard it offers Vienna's best collection of literary and hard-to-find titles in English. The shop looks very pretty and inviting... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only place in Vienna to browse for books in English of various genres (fiction, nonfition, children's lit, travels etc). Not only brand new books but one can find some older titles too. The seller said they accept orders, too. Apart from a vast choice of books, the atmosphere is very cosy. You get to climb a ladder to browse... More 

Thank trepse
North East UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank bn_23_jordan2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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.

2 Thank Jack M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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
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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.

1 Thank L V
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 

Thank Caroline B
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 

3 Thank Puffin24
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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

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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.