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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book store” (152 reviews)
“love books” (75 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 2 days ago

A gem of a bookshop. Great selection of English language books. Make sure you go upstairs even if it is to just sit there.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice experience. We took our grown kids and they enjoyed it. It is across from Notre Dame and an easy addition to a visit there.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking forward to visiting this shop as I had heard quite favourable reports about it. My first impression from the outside reminded me of the old bookshops from the 60's and 70's with none of the brash interior with vulgar displays of the...More

Thank Michelin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two-to-three stars as a tourist locale, five stars as a bookstore. This is one of those places that's famous for being famous. As an English-language bookstore in Paris it's very well stocked, and is the perfect place for tourists and expats alike to pick up...More

Thank BriPhilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides being an historic bookstore, this is a great place to buy books. They had an amazing selection of books in a wide variety of subjects. The books are packed in to a small space, so you have to be patient as you move around....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply good. Always friendly, in for a joke and good quality. Don't expect much or something special, just a normal coffee bar doing great business. + they know their English.

Thank Hannelore B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming bookstore in the Latin Quarter you must visit. It has a long history of famous writers visiting which adds to the allure. If you love books, you will want to spend some time here.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shakespeare and Company antiquarian bookshop was founded in the early twentieth century as an American company. As well as selling books by James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence and Ernest Hemingway, it encouraged its authors to stay in the shop too, sleeping in makeshift...More

1  Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and antique style bookstore. It was more about being in such an atmosphere rather than literally buying books from the store. I'm a fan of bookstores so it was great for me.

Thank strawberrybb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me begin with the caveat that I love bookstores. I finally made my pilgrimage to Shakespeare and Co this trip. It's what a bookstore should be, crowded shelves, small rooms, hosting signings & readings, and easy to find. I bought a book on the...More

Thank Jenny W
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
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
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
30 October 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