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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“book lovers” (163 reviews)
“love books” (67 reviews)
“english books” (57 reviews)
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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

This is a very cozy little bookstore located in one of the nicest parts of the city. I really enjoyed stopping by and flipping through their selection; coupled with the nearby French-language bookstore Gibert Jeune, it gave me plenty of great reads. Fantastic place to...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed yesterday

With authors like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Stein writing, working and sometimes living here, it hard not to get lost in the nostalgia that radiates from this place. I bought a copy of "A Movable Feast" (Hemingway's time living in Paris) here that has become my...More

Thank John F
Reviewed yesterday

This bookstore contains so much history in such a small space but you will definitely want to spend as much time as possible browsing through the many titles and art. Thank you "Set in Paris Movie Tour" for the story on this place! :)

Thank FreddieAlva
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though this bookshop became is highly touristic and crowded in recent years thanks to the movies that featured it (Before Sunset, i.e.) and travel articles, it is still a paradise for book lovers. There are only books in English. While you are there, don't...More

Thank Shibafu
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just to say you have been. So much history. So many artists and writers walked in same foot steps so it takes you back in time for just a few moments.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great bookstore and so much more. Cards, gifts, toys. Some older editions, and much in several languages. Buy a book and sit at a cafe and enjoy.

Thank DR186
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's vintage settings, history (a few movies been filmed there), well organised shelves, rustic yet not run down, if you are a lover of books, you will love this bookstore

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real treasure for book lovers. Interestingly laid out with loads of different titles available. It is busy so be prepared.

Thank Carolyn N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wall-to-wall books -- fiction, nonfiction, children's, rare, used, new and more -- jam every inch of space in this 17th century building. There are quotes on the walls and quotes on the staircase. There's more to see than a brief visit's worth. Plan to spend...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the historic, iconic bookstore of writers long gone. But it's still fabulous and retains it's literary pedigree. The staff is great, the books are great, the readings are great--what's not to like? Oh yes, tourists.

Thank arts20th
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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I will be visiting Paris for the day with a friend in a few weeks and we are desperate to check out Shakespeare And Company. Will we be able to shop there on a Sunday or are they closed?
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
Why do so many of the TA reviewers mention poor service? This should be easily solved after the first few mentions of poor service. Please let me know what you have done to improve the service because the service should match the high quality of your food and your prices.
30 October 2015|
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Response from Venust | Reviewed this property |
This is not a place to eat food. This is a bookstore.
Hi, I will be in Paris from the middle of June and my 14 yr old daughter wants me to buy her an "old" book. Can anyone advise me as to the price ranges please, as I want to get her something special. Thank you.
3 February 2015|
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Response from GoToGreece_se | Reviewed this property |
Hi If you going to Paris, you must see the Shakespeare bookshop. Its very close to Notre Dame, just over the bridge. If you cant find anything in there, you cant find it somewhere else:-) Its very special and so so nice... More