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“Bookshop with character”

Shakespeare & Company
Ranked #26 of 134 Shopping in Vienna
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327 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Bookshop with character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Shakespeare and Co Bookshop was unknown to my taxi driver so finding it in a small street at the top of a flight of stairs was the beginning of an adventure. The charming exterior of the shop opened to an even more enchanting interior. Books reached up to the ceiling and could be reached by a ladder system which left you perched high up amongst stacks of books. The friendly proprietor happily helped me search for the titles I wanted and showed me around further rooms of children's books at the back. The collection is mainly paper back but is full of pleasant surprises.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank John B
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“a touch of English in historic Vienna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2011

Admittedly, when I first saw there was a Shakespeare and Company in Vienna, I assumed it was affiliated with the original. But it's not. Even so, it was great to find an all english bookstore in the heart of Vienna with a collection of books not typically found in the US. Think quaint, not Barnes and Noble, but also think unique. Worth a peek if in that part of Vienna. Very near the Swedenplatz tram/metro stop and near some interesting sites within the surrounding Jewish Quarter.

Visited April 2011
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