Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Company, Vienna: Address, Phone Number, Shakespeare & Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Shakespeare & Company
4.5
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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Schwedenplatz • 4 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
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4.5
34 reviews
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Nanni S
Birmingham, UK1 contribution
Don't bother. Rude and unhelpful
Jul 2020
I've been to the shop twice and both the man and the woman working there are rude and unhelpful. When they didn't have the book I was after and I enquired about a German bookshop nearby, I got a smirk and and eyeroll as if I was an idiot and the answer that there are 250 German bookshops in Vienna and she carried on chatting to her mate. Great reply if I'd asked how many German bookshops there are in Vienna. I'm obviously not from here. Also, the shop isn't arranged in any logical order, but don't enquire. You'll get more of the eyeroll treatment. No wonder Amazon does so well.
Written July 15, 2020
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Lisa W
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Overall mediocre
Sep 2019 • Solo
Was excited to visit the shop.as it was highly rated but on stepping in was disappointed.
A messy, cluttered shop.
Satisfactory service but overall wouldn't tell a friend to go there.
Written September 21, 2019
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Diane A
Chicago, IL16 contributions
Get your Vienna souvenir here
Aug 2019
This is a great, old fashioned bookstore with books you won't find anywhere else.

They have well-known Vienna books by Stefan Zweig or Joseph Roth,and my personal favorite, DANUBIA by Simon Winder. A book is a great way to remember your wonderful Vienna vacation, and it's a lot easier to pack than strudel!
Written August 25, 2019
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Ali s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates52 contributions
Lovely old bookshop
Aug 2019 • Solo
The shop is small but full of incredible books. Some of them are really old and you may not find them everywhere else. It has the taste of old bookshops and you will be amazed when you enter. The energy of the bookshop is wonderful. The owner is a wise and friendly man.
You will just love the place
Written August 18, 2019
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LIS
2 contributions
Excellent selection!
Jul 2019 • Family
This bookstore's comfortable feeling and wide variety of authors and genres captured my attention the moment I set foot in it. Although not very large, it offers a more than satisfying selection of classics, but also modern literature ranging from children's to adult books. It isn't a second-hand bookstore, eventhough it has the air of one.
Written July 24, 2019
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Ola W
Danderyd, Stockholms Län, Sweden7 contributions
Great atmosphere, classic book store
Mar 2019 • Solo
I had some time to spare and looked for something to read while on a business trip. Saw this in the neighborhood and thought it worth a try - and I was pleasantly surprised. A mixed selection of books, mostly newer titles or new prints of classics from what I could see. Very relaxed and robust atmosphere, with customers slowly picking through the books.
Written March 20, 2019
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Veerle V.
Bruges, Belgium1,425 contributions
What a great bookshop
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is the kind of bookshop where you can while an hour away between all the great books. Great selection of English language books.
Written January 3, 2019
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Thaddeus_2012
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine36 contributions
A Paradise for Book Worms Inundated in a Clueless Search
May 2018 • Solo
An unorthodox bookstore for those who enjoy immersing into the clueless search for a print which might just catch your eye, resonate with your heart or remind you that you tagged this volume on your wishlist months or even years ago. But as noted by many reviewers, no price stickers policy causes some uneasiness and at a certain point you become wary of asking again and again a guy at the cash desk about the cost. An owner chatting with her friends at the back comes radiantly to greet visitors and asks about their preferences which provides this outpost of English language literature in Vienna even with more ambience. I was witnessing Aussie tourists asking for some weird book by a bunch of fictional authors which made headlines in Australia. They were proud to tell the shop this bestseller was now in print in UK and they wanted to find a proof of it on shelf here to triumphantly report back home.
Written May 25, 2018
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culture_analyst
Vancouver, Canada361 contributions
English books in Vienna!!!
Dec 2017 • Business
I used to buy my English books at a place on Mariahilfe but that is gone. Shakespeare and Co. is now the best choice if you don't want to go to the suburbs. It's in the old city and near some fascinating churches, such as St Ruprecht, so you can combine sightseeing and book-buying. The stock is good in mysteries and fiction. Not too bad in Austrian history. Staff is knowledgeable. It's a typical non-chain bookstore - ramshackle, a bit messy, for book-lovers.
Written January 10, 2018
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,101 contributions
It's ok
Oct 2017 • Business
It's an English language bookstore which is what I was looking for. It's real small. And it doesn't have used books or old books. And is mostly paperbacks. It's ok but not great.
Written October 26, 2017
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