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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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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Sylvia Beach's bookstore name but not her bookstore

Very interesting place. Lots of great books particularly from the "Lost Generation" era. If you're from the US, you can save $$ buying the same books in the States but they will... read more

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harry c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very interesting place. Lots of great books particularly from the "Lost Generation" era. If you're from the US, you can save $$ buying the same books in the States but they will put a "Shakespeare & Company" "stamp" on the inside of the book for you - no extra charge - so that's something you can't get anywhere else at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their business model appears to be buy the books off Amazon and then quadruple the price. I paid 20 euro for Huxleys Brave New World. Yes you heard right, 20 euros! My hand was forced as I had a 6 hour train journey the next day and it appears to be the only English language book store in central Paris.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this bookstore - there is so much history to this store, have a quick search online before you go for more information! They regularly host events such as book signings by well-known English-language authors.. Tiny little bookshop but every spare centimetre of the space is utilized. The selection of books available is fantastic - it is clear that a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A worthwhile visit for any bookworm. The store is rammed full of classics and modern day books printed mainly in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shakespeare and Co is a book store and library. There are old and new books to purchase and lots of little rooms to explore. The store has a tradition of supporting writers visiting Paris so amongst all the books there are one or two beds. So much more than a book store.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great selection of books, but with the internet, not nearly as unique as in the past. However, worth visiting to say you've been there. Just fun. (Remember, this is not the original building.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really cute historic shop right across the street from Notre Dame. Small with lots of little rooms to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent English Bookshop. I was looking for a French children's book which had been translated as a gift but they were all the usual books I could buy in Waterstones in England. Most of the books are ones you could purchase in England so maybe not ideal for gifts but excellent if you fancy a new book. The walls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking into Shakespeare and co was like actually being inside a book! The style, location and atmosphere was brilliant. And of course there was a great collection of books. If you decide to purchase a book you can have the book stamped by the cashier with the Shakespeare and co details, this is a really nice touch!! If you need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While admittedly wonderful in terms of atmosphere and location, I don't really recommend buying books here as they are crazy expensive! Still, no reason why not to enjoy a nice sit down in one of the reading nooks.

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