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Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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Address: 37 Rue de la Bucherie | Quartier Latin, 75005 Paris, France
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+33 1 43 25 40 93
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 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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English Speaking People need to go here!

Cutest little place. It actually might be big. It is like a rabbit warren. You just keep traveling into this bookstore and it keeps going. Little place for kids in a nook.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cutest little place. It actually might be big. It is like a rabbit warren. You just keep traveling into this bookstore and it keeps going. Little place for kids in a nook.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We can't visit Paris without making our way through this bookstore. It is a charming warren of tiny rooms filled with books in English (in case your Kindle crashed or you enjoy actual paper). Browse away.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bouquinistes in French is, secondhand or used book sellers in English. The green metal bookstalls that line the Left Bank of the Seine River, have been a Parisian fixture since the mid 1500's. Remember the recent movie 'Midnight in Paris', there are several stalls and shops lining most of the bridges. Shakespeare and Company bookstore is one of these landmarks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love books, then Shakespear and Company is a must stop. The small bookstore is full of interesting finds, and I doubt you can leave empty handed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In the age of disappearing bookstores in the United States, it was so wonderful to find a bookstore in Paris that had been in business since 1919. On the Ile-de-France is a piece of heaven for all bibliophiles. Walk in, take in the smell of old books (and new books) and look around. Be warned, it can be a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this bookstore-- and I admit that it is (deservingly) the most touristic bookstore I have ever been to in my life. The books are a bit expensive but this is true of English-language books in most of Europe. The café next door serves excellent coffee and is a great place to unwind or work, unless it happens to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Eclectic, historic bookstore with unique selections. Staff is helpful. However, its is an old structure and moving about the store can be somewhat challenging. But, if you are a book lover- who cares?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally got to visit this place. What's not to love here-filled with history and character and books. Do not leave without going upstairs, sit awhile and feel the sense of those who came before you. Yes, we did pick up some readings but it was so much more just being in this place. Truly loved it. Then sat down next... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place for the English to browse in Paris, lots to see and there is a nice cat too. They are not so good if you take something back though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of foreign books. Found the best novel I have ever read here, from Italian writer. Great if you are looking for english version of french book.

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