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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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Address: 37 Rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
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+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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Good Coffee, Good Book Selection, Friendly Staff

Really friendly staff! Crowded, but it's popular, so that is to be expected! The cafe is on the end and then there is a bookstore in between with collector editions and then... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lisa T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really friendly staff! Crowded, but it's popular, so that is to be expected! The cafe is on the end and then there is a bookstore in between with collector editions and then another bookstore with new books next to it that we liked better! Super friendly staff. It's a fun place to stop, have a coffee, buy a book or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here on a walk around Notre Dame. I don't think it is the original location, but it is an interesting store with a large selection of English books. I had to buy something even though I brought A Moveable Feast on the trip. I can't wait to read my selection and think of fond memories. They also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we passed by many times , and decided to have look. wonderful experience albeit not very french the athmosphere was global

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This book shop is stone through from the Notredam cathedral, adjacent to the river seine. In a sunny and warm day we can sit outside and read book. Upstair of the bookshop is a mini library where loads of historic books available. These are not for sale but you would be able to sit and read book there. Downstair of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a photo out the front, and hope one day to see inside. but at least I peered through the windows...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing old style bookstore very cramped but that adds to the charm. Reasonable price second hand books also and a friendly resident cat

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a stone-throw away from the Notre Dame Cathedral, tucked in a little corner and yet quite conspicuous. Can't miss it! Lots of character inside----charming nooks and crannies filled with interesting books in the English language. There is a resident cat for everyone to fawn and pet over. You can browse and linger for a while but eventually, the tourists... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice bookstore right across the river from Notre Dame that features an upstairs reading room and lots of books in English to pick from (not simply Shakespeare !). Good place to stop by for a book on French history!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Shakespeare and Company on every single one of my trips to Paris. It really is a must see for anyone who loves literature, or old bookshops. The bookshop itself is rather tiny and packed, and sometimes even a bit uncomfortably full of both people and books. The prices can are obviously higher than online, but it's worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooks Notre Dame, stacks and stacks of English books about any and everything. Prices always great.

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