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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

37 rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 40 93
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Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
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37 rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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+33 1 43 25 40 93
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I love stopping into Shakespeare and Company! It is a must stop every time I go. It feels like you are stepping back in time. It is a great place to find a souvenir for your trip or something to read while you hang out...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this place . Such a nice bookstore ! Go here especially if you're a reader ! The place is a classic !

Thank Helena Mae C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was told by a friend to go there and I was not disappointed: an old hangout of the Lost Generation and later authors, it deploys two stores full of books up to the ceiling. I regretted not having more space in my bag to...More

Thank Ramón F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thousands of people come here every year under the impression that it is the place where famous writers like Joyce, Becket, Pound, Auden, etc sat around talking about literature and having a great time. In fact, that bookstore was in another place but let´s not...More

Thank Paulista668
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem is a perfect place to wander and browse through a good collection of English titles. Its tiny and meanders through a variety of themes in small rooms. Go early in the morning to avoid the "tick the box places to see" tourists...More

Thank 701David
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not difficult to imagine Hemingway or Fitzgerald having a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and taking about life here. Every person working here has an active love of books and all things literature. Just be careful not to sit on the...More

Thank Kelley E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to be. It’s an anglophone bookstore so everything’s in English, a great little taste of English culture in the heart of lovely Paris. It’s right across from Notre Dame, has a lot of great books to read and it has...More

Thank MycroftHolmey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So my kid saved up to go to this place being a lover of books. We trekked the cold rain just now to visit and buy books. Our total was 53euro and I gave the cashier 70euro. He gives me what looks like three 5euro...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the best known bookstore in the world! It's a small place, but it has a very well curated selection of books, and shelves packed to the roof with books. Go here for the experience, buy something, and get the Shakespeare and Co...More

1  Thank Lahar A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this charming book shop on each of my 3 trips to Paris and just love every part of it from the steps, the cat, the piano and the little secret rooms and places it really is worth visiting. I stopped at the little...More

1  Thank DanielleA262
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Kassandra S
June 17, 2018|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
They have an antiquarian section and seem careful to have works of well-known French authors, but the store emphatically has current English-language (and English translation) fiction and nonfiction. It's a good place to... More
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June 17, 2018|
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Yes, there are children's books, but it is not a large Barnes & Noble-y kids play area book-reading section. This is a super-cool, old school bookstore that has some amazing books, old and new favorites, and something for... More
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