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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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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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We were not planning on going here on our trip but we were passing it and figured why not. We were so happy that we stepped inside- it was not crowded when we were there so we... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were not planning on going here on our trip but we were passing it and figured why not. We were so happy that we stepped inside- it was not crowded when we were there so we spend a lot time upstairs as well as downstairs admiring the collection of books. I can understand the reviews that express frustrations visiting... More 

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Hadera, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in to defrost on a freezing January day. Really cool bookstore with books and crannies filled with new books for sale as well as reading cove on the top floor. Cute cafe next door that serves healthy food

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I got to know about the bookstore because of before sunset. So what if it's a little overpriced, after all it has a history of more than 80 years. If you are an accident reader or even an average reader do pick up something as a souvenir and don't forget to get it stamped. Do not miss the first floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was so cool to just think about all the amazing authors who used to come here. Very cool piece of history, definitely go there when you are in Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is just a gem in Paris. You can spend hours inside the store. I love the bookshelves, the people is nice and they always let you to explore the place by yourself. A complete collection of english books in the middle of Paris.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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