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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 lovers” (171 reviews)
“love books” (69 reviews)
“english books” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 23:00
37 Rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
Odeon / Saint-Michel
+33 1 43 25 40 93
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a warm and cozy place to visit. I loved the architecture of the place - tiny and cramped, but so comfortable and interesting. It made you want to curl up and read a book for hours. Perfect to visit while you're on a walk.

Thank Carly M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

....but also for everyone who loves Vintage. I'm not that big of a bookworm but I love that bookstore. It's old, Authentic and has every genre I guess. Cool books you don't find at any bookstore. Definitely going to visite next time😀📚

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Going to Paris and NOT seeing Shakespeare and Co. is (or should be) an offense punishable by law :) The place is old, musty, and meandering. Every room feels like a separate universe, and despite the commercialistic vibe that suffuses every inch of any decent...More

Thank Ramona W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not the original location but is authentic to the original concept of English language books in a quirky setting in Paris. They sell new and used books at regular prices (not inflated) and if you pick a 'souvenir' author (or any book, but...More

Thank roeslera
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family really enjoyed our stop here. My daughter is a huge Hemmingway fan and she got a real kick out of being there. Its easy to imagine Paris in the 1920's when you are inside.

Thank caloriecounter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the prettiest bookstores I've ever been to. The location is perfect in the centre. The bookstore is chaotic but very charming. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area but if you're really looking for specific books I would recommend going...More

Thank cr0cr0
Reviewed 3 days ago

Used books, packed with tourists, outdoor lectures, a cafe and yes, a cat. A wonderful bohemian left bank store in the Latin Quarter. Here you will find the culture of the 60's alive and well. The store is crammed with old and newer books to...More

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This cramped bookstore has been the haunt of many US ex-pats such as Ernest Hemingway and for good reason. Don't let the size fool you as it is very well stocked with an excellent selection of good books. Its location in the Latin Quarter is...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even the simple act of browsing around the lovely nooks and corrners of the shop , looking at the interesting titles of the books it transports you straight into a bygone era of educated and passionate personalities meeting in a wonderful place of intellectual stimulation...More

Thank oli602014
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm a huge fan of reading, so when I heard about this bookstore in Paris, I had to go. There was a small wait to get in, and we weren't allowed to take pictures, which was a bummer (just be sure to take lots of...More

Thank Taylor P
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 Rebecca H | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see a special section for signed books, but it's a crowded little rabbit's warren of a shop, so I might have missed it. There were some signed copies on display.
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