A quaint bookshop for English books in Paris ... take it in for the unique place it is. The books are pricey, but it's free to look!
If you love books, you may have a hard time getting out of here. This is a used book store like no other. If they don't have it (to paraphrase Garrison Keillor) you probably don't need it anyway. Even if book browsing doesn't appeal to you that much, at least walk through. This is a Paris institution. It works very... More
An English book shop right next to Notre Dame! So quaint and has so, so much character! The staff are super helpful and the book selection is very diverse. There's an antique bookshop connected to the contemporary shop, both are "Shakespeare and Company". Even if you don't plan on buying anything, it's still a great little place to look around!
I have just returned from a long weekend in Paris.Despite weary feet I had a fantastic time. A highlight was finding the quaint but impressive Shakespeare and Company bookshop on the Left Bank of the Seine opposite Notre Dame. An unbelievable number of books have been crammed into several floors, every nook and cranny is piled high. The atmosphere is... More
I'll cut it short. I went to the bookstore as a pilgrim. I wanted to buy a English version of Good Soldier Svejk by the Czech author Jaroslav Hasek, but they didn't have it. However, the staff was very helpful and got me a Behind the Lines by the same author. I loved it! I loved the whole intellectual utopia... More
Living in Paris gave me the chance to enjoy the city on the way I always wanted. I visited Shakespeare and co during winter almost every week after work. At least once a week I used to enjoy my time on the first floor of this amazing bookstore just reading or listening somebody playind the piano. Between the tourists, there... More
You feel as though you have stepped back in time when you step in this bookstore!! You can just smell the fragrance of awesome books!! It is tight and crowded but definitely worth visiting if you love books!! And if you purchase a book, they have their own stamp they will place inside the front cover!! Totally cool!!
Do you like books? Do you like bookstores? Do you like finding beautiful books in bookstores? This place was my dream! I am such a nerd for books, it is really quite ridiculous. The isles are small, there are books everywhere, and there isn't a lot of space. They have books in English that I have never seen in the... More
Quirky, charming, cozy, and friendly are the best ways to describe this bookstore, literally across the street from Notre Dame. Every nook and cranny of the quaint shop is filled with english-language books covering every genre possible. Fill your water bottle at the cute fountain out front and then sit at the nearby (wifi equipped) park while you read your... More
As always, Shakespeare never disappoints. .. I'm sitting in the Sylvia Beach Memorial Library.. Window is open, I have a wonderful view of Notre Dame. . Can't imagine a better way to spend my last full day in Paris!
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