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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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+33 1 43 25 40 93
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"book lovers"
in 164 reviews
"book store"
in 162 reviews
"love books"
in 80 reviews
"english books"
in 71 reviews
"notre dame"
in 230 reviews
"sylvia beach"
in 46 reviews
"james joyce"
in 33 reviews
"lost generation"
in 31 reviews
"moveable feast"
in 30 reviews
"literary history"
in 28 reviews
"second hand books"
in 25 reviews
"ernest hemingway"
in 29 reviews
"famous writers"
in 22 reviews
"floor to ceiling"
in 33 reviews
"buy something"
in 23 reviews
"for sale"
in 26 reviews
"latin quarter"
in 69 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This bookstore definitely lives up to its fame, it is such a nice, authentic, lovely and cosy place. Despite the fact that there are way too many people visiting it, it is still well-organized, clean and tidy. Inside it looks like a bit of a...More

Thank Edit M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff very helpful and kind, bought a book for my son and myself. It´s a place I always wanted to go into but never had a moment. A magical place. Full of charming books and quiet corners to read in peace.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely bookstore. Could spend more time here. Very close from the Notre Dame cathedral. Just cross the road towards left bank side. You can already see the bookstore. There is a nice little cafe right next door for a good coffee. Right in front of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This little cafe was the cutest shop we visited in Paris! Staff speaks great English and most of their menu is in English as well! We had their bagel, fruit smoothie, iced coffee and vegan granola bar which were all delicious. Everything was so fresh...More

Thank Lexi M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and charming place. Magical interior of this book-store make you feel like you are in fairytale. Amazing place!

Thank Ognjen J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there fairly early, by 11 they are limiting who can go in because it does have small rooms and gets crowded. The little coffee shop attached has dairy free for your coffee or tea, vegan pastries, and vegan lunch items! It is very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the cutest cafes and coffee shops I’ve been to. It’s got a wide selection of books, a lot in English. You can find a couch anywhere within the shop and be hidden behind a series of shelves reading. The people are...More

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited because of this bookstore’s association with Janes Joyce. However, the whole family enjoyed browsing the books and exploring the quirky building. Say hi to Aggie the cat while you’re there.

Thank Fabra1234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Paris a few other times, but had never stopped by or noticed this even though I was always right around the corner. This time we ate right next door and saw so many people going in and out we decided to...More

Thank JEFFandMB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore is historic, has historic books as well as current titles. This store was founded by American George Whitman at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, Kilometer Zero, the point at which all French roads begin (how cool is that!). Sylvia Whitman, George’s...More

Thank looski
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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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Kassandra S
17 June 2018|
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Response from DanielleA262 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely there's loads of modern books and theres a tray out the front with second hand bargains too.
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Mabel C
17 June 2018|
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Response from CRoss121 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are children's books, but it is not a large Barnes & Noble-y kids play area book-reading section. This is a super-cool, old school bookstore that has some amazing books, old and new favorites, and something for... More
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Kassandra S
15 June 2018|
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