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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 162 reviews
"book store"
in 159 reviews
"love books"
in 78 reviews
"english books"
in 70 reviews
"notre dame"
in 222 reviews
"sylvia beach"
in 44 reviews
"james joyce"
in 32 reviews
"lost generation"
in 30 reviews
"literary history"
in 28 reviews
"moveable feast"
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"second hand books"
in 24 reviews
"ernest hemingway"
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"floor to ceiling"
in 33 reviews
"buy something"
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"latin quarter"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is probably the best known bookstore in the world! It's a small place, but it has a very well curated selection of books, and shelves packed to the roof with books. Go here for the experience, buy something, and get the Shakespeare and Co...More

Thank Lahar A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've visited this charming book shop on each of my 3 trips to Paris and just love every part of it from the steps, the cat, the piano and the little secret rooms and places it really is worth visiting. I stopped at the little...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Charming and cosy bookshop next to Notre Dame. Do a bit of research about the history of this place and it will be even more rewarding! We had learnt about it on a walking tour of the Latin Quarter and it enhanced our visit so...More

Thank Jen N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An experience you won’t regret! Charming, old, beautiful and many many books. And a cat. And a piano. And secret rooms. And a café. A bit crowded though, and almost claustrophobic when the stairs was blocked with people heading in the opposite direction.

Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hemingway devotes an entire to chapter of A MOVEABLE FEAST to Shakespeare and Company which has since moved to a new location on Rue de la Bucherie, which is right across the bridge from Notre Dame on the Left Bank. Charming British millennials work the...More

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting place to get lost in and to discover amazing pieces of writing, some of the most famous writers have stayed there too.

Thank Arno V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on my bucket list as a place I definitely needed to visit. I had heard about it, read about it, and seen it in the Paris movie that Woody Allen made. It is a tiny, quaint shop with tons of books. There are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small bookstore with a ton of books. Other than the tables of used books outside everything is grossly overpriced. The amount of people inside the store make it almost impossible to find a book anyway. This is definitely a pickpocket's heaven, younare constantly...More

Thank Alejandro P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love books you must visit this bookstore. What's not to love, tiny aisles filled to the ceiling with books, If you can't find it you're not looking hard enough. I defy anybody not to buy something...I caved and bought 2.

Thank GKW001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy bookstore with a lot of visitors near a big shopping street. A lot of interesting books, I ended up buying three!

Thank Caroline M
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets
surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide
eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just
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brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
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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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