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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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Address: 37 Rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 43 25 40 93
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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The perfect bookstore!

Small and filled to the brim with books! Author events, friendly staff, charming beyond belief. There is history in the walls, it feels very special.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It's a good book shop as far as they go .. but it's not much better then ur standard book shop. Tonnes of tourists pushing in front lots of Chinese tourists pushing in line - kind of ruins it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We happened upon this while trying to find something out, which I was excited about as I had heard about the bookshop. We went into the cafe, which is next to the bookstore to grab a takeaway coffee. While it was actually decent coffee, something we struggled to find elsewhere in Paris, it was ridiculously expensive!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to find Americans, come here or the Eiffel Tower. This was one of the few places I went in Paris that I found to be crowded to the point of unpleasant. As a bookstore, it has a nice selection and you can purchase your obligatory copy of A Moveable Feast here and have it stamped.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small and filled to the brim with books! Author events, friendly staff, charming beyond belief. There is history in the walls, it feels very special.

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Thank quarchias
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this bookstore and try to visit it every time I go to Paris. It is beautiful just to go around even if you don't buy anything.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So happy we found this wonderful Bookstore, such a lovely atmosphere with friendly staff. I could have spent all day in here

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an English bookstore across the river from Notre Dame cathedral. It was small; there were a lot of books inside and just as many tourists. If you were actually looking for something, it would be hard to navigate around all the people. The books don't appear to be any different from ones that can be purchased at any... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shakespeare and Co. is one of the most famous bookstores in the world. It's an exciting place to be and I really do love visiting from time to time. The store is full of interesting people from across the globe and happy and friendly staff. The only reason I find this place annoying is down to the fact that they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to potter just a stones throw from Notre Dame. You pay a premium to have the Shakespeare and Co stamp in the book you buy and if you want more than one paper bag you need to pay for your books separately. The little cafe is packed and holds the record for the most expensive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The charm of the place is it's cozy, almost cluttered space. You will see books everywhere, in all directions, and walk among them in narrow corridors full of people. It sounds bad? It isn't! As I said, this is the charm of this bookstore: it's simply about books, nothing more. Even if you can't find a good one to buy... More 

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