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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
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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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What a cool place to visit

I had read about Shakespeare & Co bookstore for years and was absolutely thrilled to go inside and see it just as I had imagined. As I bought a book of the history of the store... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Gary, Indiana
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Gary, Indiana
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had read about Shakespeare & Co bookstore for years and was absolutely thrilled to go inside and see it just as I had imagined. As I bought a book of the history of the store, a "tumbleweed" stood next to me and asked to talk to Sylvia....a tumbleweed is a writer who agrees to do a little work around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a wonderful place, exactly like you think it would be - racks and racks of books, cramped spaces, just dreamy. They'll stamp any purchases with a special "shakespeare and co" stamp, which is a delightful touch. Take your new purchases to the cafe/brasserie next door for a few drinks.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Iconic bookshop with a bit of everything. A real treat to walk around the shop and explore the new books but absolutely loved the upstairs poetry area.

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you only want to look what an amazing book store. Many books old and new. Very popular and gets crowded. Great little spot in Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little bookshop facing the Seine across the river from Notre Dame Cathedral . Browse the antique books upstairs. Don't forget to have them stamp your purchase at the register. Enjoy!

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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A packed full English language bookstore in the Latin quarter. Huge range of modern and not so modern titles presented in an old building. Interesting history too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This shop is a must visit while you're in Paris, especially for booklovers! If you like unique printings of classic books, then this is the place for you! Don't forget to check out the upstairs for vintage and antiquarian books. You could easily spend hours in this little shop, including finding a quiet corner to sit and read. Don't forget... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the problem is this place is crowded and they only let a few people in at a time...good used books and they recently opened a small cafe adjacent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely little bookstore, of which there are so few! If you are in the Latin Quarter, be sure to stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the feel, history, look and contents of this bookshop. A must-see in Paris. Central location so easy to find.

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