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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.
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37 rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
Odéon / Saint-Michel
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+33 1 43 25 40 93
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"book lovers"
in 162 reviews
"book store"
in 159 reviews
"love books"
in 78 reviews
"english books"
in 70 reviews
"notre dame"
in 222 reviews
"sylvia beach"
in 44 reviews
"james joyce"
in 32 reviews
"lost generation"
in 30 reviews
"literary history"
in 28 reviews
"moveable feast"
in 28 reviews
"second hand books"
in 24 reviews
"ernest hemingway"
in 27 reviews
"floor to ceiling"
in 33 reviews
"buy something"
in 21 reviews
"latin quarter"
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"for sale"
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"left bank"
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Reviewed today

One of the oldest book stores in the world. The smell of books and serious looking customers enjoy a nice time here.

Thank omgHimalaya A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love books you are going to love this very special store. This is not your giant modern bookstore rather expect the opposite. Already a cramped building and with narrow stairs and every nook and cranny stuffed with books all sectioned and marked clearly...More

Thank arvidc
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful, quiet way to take a break in the city. My 3 year old and I sat and read several lovely books in the middle of the day, what a delightful, relaxing time! There's a great selection in there, and most definitely something...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Shakespeare and Co used to be a funky bookstore with some good and some not so good books. This trip I found really good literature and also non-fiction ...intellectual and savvy.

Thank annaha
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Definitely one of my favorite places to visit when in Paris. This place is full of history. Books are a bit pricier, but the overall experience is amazing since you can grab any book and take a seat and read for as long as you...More

Thank Maja K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I'd had room in my luggage, I might have gone crazy here! What a cool bookstore! If you like books, if you like to read, if you like libraries, this is a must see. They have everything. And you can just FEEL the history...More

Thank CRoss121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this past week. The number of books in the shop is staggering. Absolutely lovely atmosphere in the shop

Thank Samantha C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love books and authors, this is a must see in Paris. It is located across from Notre Dame and it is famous for Ernest Hemingway hanging out there. I believe he even slept there at some point. If you buy a book there,...More

Thank xandie73
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint charming bookstore, transporting you to another era with a selection that is unequaled! Their coffee is also the best in the area

Thank voyagersolo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a unique place. Lots of energy and joy. I was there when rain time has started and streets were rainy. I was drowned in the wonderful sea of books... visiting the shakespeare was the best moment in Paris.

Thank Abi V
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Brad S
24 June 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
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K P
21 August 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
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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
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