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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 great shop to browse in

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really cute historic shop right across the street from Notre Dame. Small with lots of little rooms to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent English Bookshop. I was looking for a French children's book which had been translated as a gift but they were all the usual books I could buy in Waterstones in England. Most of the books are ones you could purchase in England so maybe not ideal for gifts but excellent if you fancy a new book. The walls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking into Shakespeare and co was like actually being inside a book! The style, location and atmosphere was brilliant. And of course there was a great collection of books. If you decide to purchase a book you can have the book stamped by the cashier with the Shakespeare and co details, this is a really nice touch!! If you need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While admittedly wonderful in terms of atmosphere and location, I don't really recommend buying books here as they are crazy expensive! Still, no reason why not to enjoy a nice sit down in one of the reading nooks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You need patience to wait for your turn. The shop is small but very lovable. if you are a bookworm then you must visit. If you are not, it's still worth your time. I wish i had more "quiet time" to enjoy the books and the space. I felt the pressure to make my visit short and sweet because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little bookstore in the middle of the Latin Quarter...and to my surprise has added a cafe since my last visit. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I especially loved visiting the rooms upstairs where travelers can stay for free provided they accomplish a few things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This bookstore was a little gem when I was looking for French language course books. The staff spoke good english and helped me a lot. And they offered other stores across the street when they didn't have a certain book.

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