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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore: Tours & Tickets

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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
+33 1 43 25 40 93
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Reviewed yesterday

While exploring Latin quarter, I came across this bookstore and ran to my wife, hey check this out, you would love this, and she replied with smirk smile – “ what do you think, why I brought you in this area” ( she is into...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sanju_222323
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was determined to go to this bookstore. I planned a day that I was going to be in that area which is close to Notre Dame, Saint Chappell,etc. It was what I expected, darling of a store. If you are going to be in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jacque D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

...so please understand that when I travel, whether domestically or abroad, I always make it a point to visit local libraries and bookstores. And Shakespeare and Company had been on my list for a very long time. Worth noting: Please be respectful and do not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank libmelanie
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I spent a cozy hour in the unique bookshop where we found individual special gifts for our three children. We also had great help from one of the employees but when we came to the cash register and asked for separate wrapping...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Didda L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shakespeare and Company is an iconic bookstore located by the Seine and Notre Dame. There is also a Shakespeare Cafe located next to the bookstore where you can relax, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the scenery. The store has a wide selection of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a perfect bookshop with really old and nice books! I bought one that is 50 years old. The staff are friendly and really helpful!! It’s worth to go!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cayiazar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful bookshop. To me, it reminded it me of a big tree house, due to the wood and small rooms inside the shop. Everyone in the staff spoke fluent English and most of the titles were in English. In the first...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nasosc447
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We searched for this bookstore for about an hour but it was a wonderful way to see the neighborhood. Well worth the wait! My cell battery died just before reaching so no photos. Very cool way to experience culture and history of Paris!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank culturalcurators
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went in the bookshop and needless to say it was absolutely packed, both with people and books!! We went in at about 1pm and the shop was wall to wall with people, so maybe if you intend on visiting, go either when the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eunfy13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the past dozen years, we visit Paris. This is a necessary pilgrimage for me as a lover of all things French and most of all a bibliophile! The antiquarian store is actually the part that interests me. The books are in superb condition and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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13 July 2019|
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Response from ShaanS74 | Reviewed this property |
No you do not. It’s s proper bookstore.
5 June 2019|
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Response from kendellbrink | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are books for all ages. When our boys were younger they loved buying books at the Shakespeare and getting the signature stamp. They still have a stamped copy of the Hunchback of Notre Dame from their first visit.
25 September 2018|
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Response from Laura C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the books are in English. They have a wide selection of second-hand book, which are of course quite cheap. New books are rather expensive ( you could the same books cheaper online). Howwever it depends on the book you're... More