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“Step Out of the Hustle and Bustle and Into Romance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France (Panthéon)
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Ranked #27 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Type: Libraries, Specialty Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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“Step Out of the Hustle and Bustle and Into Romance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This enchanting bookstore is a true gem in the heart of Paris; you simply have to visit. The store itself is full of character and if you venture upstairs you'll find even more oozing out of the many, higgledy-piggeldy old books sitting on wonky shelves. Take a seat, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. If you are around on a Sunday, be sure to visit between 4 and 6pm for the tea party; if you like poetry and crazy, eccentric Welsh ladies you'll have a blast!

For my full review, see here: http://20somethingfreak.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/midnight-in-paris-at-the-shakespeare-co-book-shop/

Visited January 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful bookstore, even worth a visit if you don't need a book”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This place is awesome! An old shop, filled with books, almost impossible to describe. Go there and fall in love with this fantastic place!

Visited February 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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“You can't miss it if you love books”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Do you love books? Can you spend hours in a bookstore? Do you like visiting libraries? Then, this is the place for you. It can be very very crowded, but I definitely recommend this place to buy books, to watch books, to read the collection at the first floor, to spend some time playing the piano or playing chess in a cosy atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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Saginaw, Michigan
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“Quirky, nooky, kooky, cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Heard about it. While visiting Notre Dame, and strolling the Seine and St. Germaine area, just sort of stumbled on it. Could have spent all day, but even a little while in the shop gives you the whiff of age, of history, of drinkers and thinkers. The old vibes are still ringing.

Visited March 2012
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Temporarily Closed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The owner of many years passed away recently and they are closed for inventory and remodeling. Sign on door says they will reopen in mid Feb.

Visited January 2013
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