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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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A Historical Treasure you Can't Miss!

First opened in 1919, a gathering place for Ezra Pound, Hemingway, James Joyce and many others, but closed in 1941 during the German occupation of Paris. In 1951, in the present... read more

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First opened in 1919, a gathering place for Ezra Pound, Hemingway, James Joyce and many others, but closed in 1941 during the German occupation of Paris. In 1951, in the present location, it reopened. Written on the steps going to the second floor "I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a book lover's paradise. The main shop floor is crammed with all kinds of titles, but the real fun is upstairs, where the antique books are stored and where you get a magical view of the Seine and Notre Dame, especially at night. Worth a visit for the history alone but it's a really fun spot to... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bookshop full to the brim with every book you can think of. What a good experience! They still had a place for someone who had no where to go to sleep for one night. Interesting, busy and well worth a trip if you are a bookaholic.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is very near Notre Dame so just drop by and see. My daughter bought a book here and it is stamp with the name of the Bookstore, which I think makes it more valuable..Nice cafes and eateries nearby if you have time.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a must to see place in Paris, specially for the ones who watched "Before Sunset" and "Midnight in Paris" movies. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's like stepping back in time. I actually bought 3 books and I'm a Kindle person. You kind of expect Fitzgerald to be around the corner.

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Certainly stop by this famous bookstore. There's a nice selection of English books, lots of English speakers and it's a cute warren of little rooms. They welcome browsers, and they offer to stamp your purchase with their ink stamp, which tickled the people for whom I bought gifts. Don't miss it. While it won't change your world, it is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went by this when we were on a walking tour. It is an entirely English Books inventory. New and used. And, has a little bistro attached.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little British haven of wonderful literary history next to Notre Dame. English language bookshop famous for its' literary customers in the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a very interesting bookshop which should not be missed if possible. Set ina great location near the Seine.

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