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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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Address: 37 rue de la Bucherie | Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 43 25 40 93
10:00 - 23:00
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Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of...

Famous bookstore located across from Notre Dame features several floors of books and Paris literary history.

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Yes! English books!

Charming two story antique looking bookstore with all kinds of nooks to discover. Has an American/British vibe.They have a cafe also.

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Sandra S
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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Charming two story antique looking bookstore with all kinds of nooks to discover. Has an American/British vibe.They have a cafe also.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love bookshops, and this one is very good, with a large selection of English books. I have visited this shop on the three occasions I have been in Paris, and it does not appear to change, which is what I like.

Thank rarpos
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gem in the Latin Quarter. A must go if you love books or every stories around it. I was told if you are willing to volunteer work, read a book a day and write a piece they offer you a free stay- awesome deal I must say. I also read that this is the 4th oldest bookstore... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waited a long time to finally come to Paris and check out the bookstore that was mentioned so many times in regards to Henry Miller, Hemingway and the likes. Worth a visit and buy something to support the coolest book store I have seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read about this bookstore just a few weeks before my visit and I was so excited when I finally saw the sign and the book stand outside the store and the cafe next to it. All the people working there were really helpful and kind with whatever questions he visitors had and I also got to meet the dog... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Broad and eclectic selection of English language material here. Very interesting building structure, layout and organization. Prepare to spend time here if you are a bibliophile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know you have heard of it, who hasn't? But GO , spend some time and support a national treasure so it never leaves us. We would be lost without Shakespeare and Co. It still has all the romance of the Paris we all dream about.

Thank Emma D
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful old building in a stunning location opposite Notre-Dame on the Rive Gauche. This has to be one of the querkiest bookshops in the world and well worth the visit for the books and the atmosphere. We came twice, unable to get in in the daytime (they impose a limit on numbers) so we came back quite late, after... More 

Thank Maureen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i always visit a bookstore in every country i visit, so this place was their collection of books is just amazing and i had a hard time picking up just one. the amazing quote written around a Shakespeare painting at the entrance, the beautiful lines written on the staircase as you walk up to the reading room, the old typewriter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The very iconic bookstore with English books in Paris. They will stamp your books with the store's stamps showing you purchased it there. It's much smaller than one would think and has the most unusual selections of books. Note the small "reading" rooms

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