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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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Enchanting

Located on the south side of the river just across from Notre Dame, this enchanting bookshop comes stocked with both new releases and modern classics, together with age old titles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Spokane, Washington
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old building with lots of books. Interesting stop if you are in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip. The rare book section was closed the day we were there, might have made it more interesting had it been open.

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Watford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Located on the south side of the river just across from Notre Dame, this enchanting bookshop comes stocked with both new releases and modern classics, together with age old titles which cover every taste. It has the look and feel of a proper old-fashioned bookstore rather then the modern day stores on offer. My daughters and I are avid book... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a fan of second hand book stores, I felt bad that I missed this place for the first visit in Paris in 2014. So, when I had a long layover in Paris this year, the bookstore was my first destination as it's really closely located to the RER train station. As much as its reputation, it was crowded and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 story bookstore in a great neighborhood. Affordable and comprehensive selection of English books, as well as other languages.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are English speaking and need the most charming, well-stocked bookshop in Paris, this is it. Knowledgeable young staff (known as "tumbleweeds" because some allowed to spend the night in exchange for labour, fantastic selection of books, and a location steeped in literary history.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Charming two story antique looking bookstore with all kinds of nooks to discover. Has an American/British vibe.They have a cafe also.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love bookshops, and this one is very good, with a large selection of English books. I have visited this shop on the three occasions I have been in Paris, and it does not appear to change, which is what I like.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a gem in the Latin Quarter. A must go if you love books or every stories around it. I was told if you are willing to volunteer work, read a book a day and write a piece they offer you a free stay- awesome deal I must say. I also read that this is the 4th oldest bookstore... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waited a long time to finally come to Paris and check out the bookstore that was mentioned so many times in regards to Henry Miller, Hemingway and the likes. Worth a visit and buy something to support the coolest book store I have seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read about this bookstore just a few weeks before my visit and I was so excited when I finally saw the sign and the book stand outside the store and the cafe next to it. All the people working there were really helpful and kind with whatever questions he visitors had and I also got to meet the dog... More 

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