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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 good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“book store” (151 reviews)
“love books” (72 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 4 days ago

This is a lovely place to sit and have a coffee outside with a view of Notre Dame. There's a little part next door as well. Inexpensive for the location and for Paris.

Thank cauchemarlover
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful part of town with lots of character and an excellent veggie and vegan friendly cafe next door.

Thank GigiCee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Some interesting books here if you are into books you must visit the store. It was very refreshing to browse through the shelves of books and find something that made your heart skip a beat.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't just a bookstore, it's a magical place where time seems to stop to let you enjoy the perfect book. Amazing atmosphere and very friendly staff!

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool bookshop. We browsed the books (in English) and bought more reading material. It did get crowded later in the day when we stopped back.

Thank RGombert
Reviewed 1 week ago

World famous Bookshop just next to San Michel. Quaint and old fashioned. Thousands of Books to browse through. Worth a visit just to imagine the history of the place.

Thank angela r
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love books you have read about this shop. It's as cool as you might think it is (with a poet for hire working on a bench outside). There is a security line and bag check to get inside you plan your time accordingly.

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reasons why it's on my Paris bucketlist is simply because of one of my favorite movies - Before Sunset: 1. I saw the place 2. Had a picture taken 3. I got a stamped book And simply for that I was thrilled & happy!...More

Thank Kaning21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serious book nerds unite! Located in a historic building, with shelves to the ceiling, you can find whatever you want or need in a book here. Even better, no photos allowed - not just a tourist spot, but a great place to find what you...More

Thank ScotsLass29
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rude staff, long wait, bad food and pretentious. Only positive thing to say is that after waiting 15 minutes for a noisette, it wasn’t bad. There are many great cafés in Paris including many new artisanal cafés serving up excellent coffee. Go elsewhere!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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