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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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If you have a fantasy Paris life that includes frequenting the haunts of Hemingway, pack your journal and step into this time machine. The shop looks untouched and unimproved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Villanova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have a fantasy Paris life that includes frequenting the haunts of Hemingway, pack your journal and step into this time machine. The shop looks untouched and unimproved since the lost generation napped upstairs. The reading room is perfect for completing your daily journal entry- en francais - while listening to the bells of Notre Dame.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure and stop in this bookshop for a look around. It's got plenty of character and charm and a nice selection of books too.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like how literary events are frequently organised here, which brings out the charm of this cramp yet cosy little bookshop!

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arcos de valdovez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a non french speaker that likes cats and books that's the right place to go in the center of Paris.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately I think it has become a victim of it's own success. It was far too busy when I visited so you couldn't enjoy it properly as you were always in people's way or getting a bit pushed around. I did love the wide selection of books they seemed to have on offer. A good mixture of new and old.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awful. We used to love it when George Whitfield ran it. George not only genuinely delighted in people - we had a lovely Sunday afternoon tea session with him, talked about writing, books, tea- but he made sure the shop stocked interesting books at interesting prices. After George died, the place really changed. It seems now to be run by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On my last trip to Paris, I visited this famous bookstore, which is just round the corner of Notre Dame. The atmosphere is without doubt great- downstairs is the bookshop, full of classics but also very recent books- I spent a great time browsing through the choice they are offering... In the upstairs-part, there is a reading area with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just grab a book and read it in the library overlooking the Notre Dame. Sylvia is also very friendly, and it had a very artsy bohemian feel to it. Good books to be had here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love books, then your visit to the city of love and art will not be completed unless you pay a visit to this place and sepend a good afternoon there. Book Lovers's Paradise, that's what it is. But you must have patience in order to appreciate the true value of this place. Enjoy !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this bookstore while on a walking tour and learned of all the history surrounding it: Julia Child got her start visiting this store and by choosing a book here. Many famous writers would come and stay--the bookshelves folded down into beds. They would receive lodging in exchange for working in the bookstore. The place is owned by a... More 

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