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Shakespeare & Company

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Address: Sterngasse 2, Vienna 1010 , Austria
Phone Number: (+431) 535 50 53

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Wonderful little store tucked away in Vienna

Great little bookstore , don't expect the one in Paris this one is smaller. We loved this little bookshop and chatting with the lady who runs it. Lots to choose from and don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great little bookstore , don't expect the one in Paris this one is smaller. We loved this little bookshop and chatting with the lady who runs it. Lots to choose from and don't forget to get your purchases stamped.

Thank comisam1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Little hide-away gem of a bookshop (English) with several rooms filled with books to the ceiling. Wooden shelves and oriental rugs abound. You have to look for what you want, but browsing is part of the fun. Discover all kinds of new titles while you're looking for the one you want (if you really want to, you can ask for... More 

Thank 487M_K
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I came here specifically expecting a big selection of books but I was a bit surprised with the small space despite a big amount of current and classic titles. You will probably have no problems finding classic titles from all around the world but the selection is not so big when it comes to the current bestsellers which is probably... More 

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Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We did have to look specifically for this book shop or else we would have missed it as it's quite hidden, located in Sterngasse near Ruprechtskirche. I was quite looking forward to check out this book shop as I had heard it offers Vienna's best collection of literary and hard-to-find titles in English. The shop looks very pretty and inviting... More 

1 Thank Josephine E
North East UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I have a feeling places like this have a limited life left. Great English word book shop in quieter part of town. Pop in if you can and support book shops to keep open. We are here today thanks to the written word and long may it continue. Easy to find in the Jewish quarter, and check out the little... More 

2 Thank northpawblack
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't be fooled. This is a small bookstore and smaller than any other Shakespeare in the world. And they are not associated with the famous Shakespeare in PARIS AND the world. ( they even mention that on their website..would that be allowed?) Inside you will find only English books. Small bookstore Out of the way from downtown but only see... More 

1 Thank Borton N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A fantastic English-language bookstore in a quiet area of the Inner Stadt. It has a great inventory of all genres but I especially like the translation of Vienese/Austrian writers. Very nice and friendly English-speaking staff.

2 Thank Jack M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Many titles jumped out at me that I would love to buy! No room in suitcase! It is packed with interesting titles and even have current guidebooks. I think the books are all new (not used.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The store offers a decent and eclectic collection of modern paperbacks and hardbacks. This isn't a store for antiques, but rather a great place for English speakers to pick up the latest Terry Pratchett novel or an English history of Vienna.

1 Thank L V
Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just read review about avoiding this shop because of smoke and felt I had to add that we visited a few days ago and no one was smoking and there was no hint of smoke. This lady was just unlucky I think. The staff were helpful and friendly and they had some special editions of English classics I hadn't seen... More 

Thank Caroline B

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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.