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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
Odeon / Saint-Michel
+33 1 43 25 40 93
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A rambling building housing a grand collection of English language books in all possible categories. Lovely views as well.

Thank MWitz
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was right on top of my list of places to see in Paris and it didn't disappoint. A lovely, cosy and quaint little bookshop with it's own coffee shop (which we didn't visit but looked lovely). Can get a little cramped in there...More

Thank loldye
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a nice place, small but beautiful and it's in wonderful neighbourhood so definitely worth of visiting.

Thank Milena S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are finished or bored with the book you are reading, or succumbed to a temporary feeling of insecurity because of some off the cuff Parisian and or French related historical, political, or literary reference someone you recently encountered on your trip made, visiting...More

Thank groverbark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely staff, beautiful store and location, and lovely books! They can be a little expensive, but having a book stamped here as a souvenir from Paris is a nice idea for travellers!

Thank 84daniella48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 5 star book store with books all over the place and high up to the ceiling. It is lovely just to talk around and enjoy.

Thank Alon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if it's overrated, but I love Shakespeare & Company. I love the history of the store and the beautiful editions of the books they have. It's always incredibly crowded, so if you're one of the typical bookish types who doesn't enjoy big...More

Thank Kellie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best cups of coffee of my life. An incredible English bookstore in Paris. My children spent endless time here. Staff is lovely and helpful.

Thank Aubrey F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shakespeare & Co is a gem not to be missed. Housed in an ancient town house across from Notre Dame, it is a warren of the latest and most interesting English Language novels, books on politics, art, travel....everything. I found titles I did not know...More

Thank rrstrot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I've started living parttime in Paris, I need a source for English books and this one is close to my apartment. The staff is friendly and helpful; there are signs asking patrons not to take pictures inside the shop (patrons really don't want to...More

Thank eztravelertoo
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