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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

37 Rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 40 93
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Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“love books” (71 reviews)
“english books” (61 reviews)
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37 Rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
Odeon / Saint-Michel
+33 1 43 25 40 93
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Beside the Bookstore Shakespeare and Co there opened is less than one year the coffee which goes with. No gluten, rainy day tea time useful if it is sometimes, in addition to the good books which one finds with the Bookstore, here I regale myself...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2016

I wanted to buy something. Anything. Of course, that meant I wanted to buy everything. I didn't want to go crazy so I kept picking up, putting down, finding something new. Everything just seemed... "cool". As in, I felt like I was walking around in...More

Thank KenInIndy
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The staff is super friendly and I'm sure they'd help with any recommendations as I saw them giving many people personal help even on such a busy day. If you're not into a lot of classic literature then it's probably not your place. Be sure...More

Thank Endia M
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Well, it's a bit cramp and you can't take photos in it. But then, it's a really nice bookstore to hang out and chill.

Thank Rizalman S
Reviewed June 15, 2016

A perfect maze of towering shelves and stacks of English language books right across the river from Notre Dame. Wonderful! The staff is happy to stamp purchases with their 'kilometre zero' stamp. Don't forget to feed the writers before you leave. :)

Thank Cache82
Reviewed June 15, 2016

My flat was right down the street - so I frequented this book store often - it is a tad dusty but that adds to the attraction. It is packed and I could get lost in the piles of wonderful books for hours and hours....More

Thank Sewonforever
Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you're a book lover and especially of classic tales, be prepared to immerse yourself only to look up at the time and find that you've been reading and browsing for an hour or so. This is a small but wonderful store and while inside...More

Thank Francesca90277
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I used to come here all of the time when I first moved to paris; fun place, fun people, lots of americans and brits, fun and cool

Thank Liz M
Reviewed June 14, 2016

You have to walk in, browse the shelves, and buy a book . . . maybe a copy of Ulysses, since the original owner brought this book to the world in 1922. This is a historically important bookstore in one of the more beautiful settings...More

Thank Dar Sigfusson
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Melbourne. What a gorgeous book shop! The history is so interesting and the shop is lovely. Staff are English and all the books seemed to be in English. Cute place to explore. I could spend the whole day hanging out in there. Books...More

Thank hanahheart
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the
residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon
never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional
cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
next door and the prototypical terraced French
brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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Brad S
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Stephanie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do! They have many signed books. Look up their website and you will see a section of some of the ones they have to offer... Sorry for the late response!! I never got a notification. I head back to Paris on... More
August 21, 2016|
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Response from Bothnerfamily | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open on Sundays. If you go to their website you will find their operating hours. Hope you like it. Also not far from the shop on Rue Dauphine there is a great mexican restaurant. Also check out the bookstores... More
October 30, 2015|
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Response from Rebecca H | Reviewed this property |
I also was surprised by so many reviews mentioning poor service at wonderful places in Paris. However, after a few days I realized that we Americans expect self-serve of shops, while most Parisian shops seem to expect... More