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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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It is always fun to walk through this store and browse the many many books. There are books everywhere. It is small, and close and lovely in its own way. It is just what you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is always fun to walk through this store and browse the many many books. There are books everywhere. It is small, and close and lovely in its own way. It is just what you would like to see in a quaint bookstore. It is very busy so just be patient and take your time to discover it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This old worldly little bookshop is worth your time. It's right across from Notre Dam and surrounding by bustling restaurants and cafés. Once inside the have a vast selection of books for adults and children and they'll even stamp your purchases which is a lovely touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved coming here for the atmosphere and history of great people who have visited! Its very small but worth walking around and stumbling across a great book!:)

Thank Amber D
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always meet the most interesting people in this little nook. There are many great places around it so it is always on the way from or too most things in this area of Paris. Always worth a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 6 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 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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