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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.
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37 rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
Odéon / Saint-Michel
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"book lovers"
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"book store"
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"love books"
in 77 reviews
"english books"
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"notre dame"
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"sylvia beach"
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"james joyce"
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"lost generation"
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"literary history"
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"moveable feast"
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"second hand books"
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"ernest hemingway"
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"floor to ceiling"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Your visiting Paris you visit this place. A throwback in time and historical. People line up to get in. Well worth it. Better yet stay a night at the Esmeralda hotel around the corner.Talk about a great throwback. Remember Madeline ???

Thank James T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this place, the store was super interesting and contained so much history and cool background stories. Wonderful staff on hand, who are multi-lingual and very kind and helpful. Reasonably priced books too, with a wide selection for a small store.

Thank Nikki L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed here nearly 30 years ago as a penniless punk. Back then it was free board for working in the shop for a couple of hours a day and writing a 'Tumbleweed' piece about yourself. The bed bugs were free, as was the breakfast...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I’ve been a regular visitor to this book shop over a number of years, but this was my first visit since some changes have been made to the shop and the addition of a new ‘branded’ café next door. The shop was as busy as...More

Thank CremeTangerine1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the shores of the Seine across from Notre Dame lies Shakespeare and Company, a classic bookstore with stories of its own. The all English bookstore was frequented by the expat authors and writers in the 50s. Aspiring authors are still welcome and stage readings...More

Thank mike from NJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This famous bookshop is a must to find on your walk. Book lovers ,romantics and film buffs love it's look and location. When wishing to wind down it still maintains its atmosphere of mystery between the dusty shelves. You may find a bargain too, but...More

Thank astheduckflies
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The store's splendid location is tourist-heavy. They're open late, so if the crowd is discouraging now, come back later. I stopped by because the owner of my small hotel had recommended a specific novel by Emile Zola, which they of course had, under its English...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s crowded and filled with English books and stories of famous writers who called this place home. It is worth a stop and is convenient to Notre Dame if you’re in the neighborhood.

Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are walking through the neighborhood after having toured Notre Dame Cathedral,, be sure to find this bookstore. It is quaint, small, and smells like old books. If you are a bibliophile, you will be in heaven.

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a quaint and charming bookstore, even though the books sold are pretty much the same you'd find in any other store. Charming if you're passing by, but not a must.

Thank TiagoJGB
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Brad S
23 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
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K P
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
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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
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