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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Let me begin with the caveat that I love bookstores. I finally made my pilgrimage to Shakespeare and Co this trip. It's what a bookstore should be, crowded shelves, small rooms, hosting signings & readings, and easy to find. I bought a book on the...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go as a pilgrim. Not a tourist. Please respect the cat and the No Photography policy. Despite the crowd, a book lover can still get lost in that 'old book store' feeling.

Thank danniestah
Reviewed 3 days ago

Marvelous bookstore, full with history that is to be tasted from the outside and the inside as well! Unforgetable.

Thank Guy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must stop experience for all tourists. Investigate the small nooks and crannies then stop at the bistro next door for a really good pizza.

Thank scotchjc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that became famous in movies. I only took pictures from outside and I don't know if there is anything special inside.

Thank jinhee85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It truly is a magnificent shop to walk into, but it was overcrowded and the personnel was friendly but more interested in talking English with each other. Upstairs is beautiful as well, I could sit there reading a book easily but again way too crowded...More

Thank entunv
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here for fifty years. Yes, Walt is gone, but the place remains largely unchanged. They finally got the property on the corner so as to open a cafe there. Looking around inside is still impossibly cramped. When I was there, up...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretentious and ersatz. "Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent English-language bookstores that have existed on Paris's Left Bank. "The first was opened by Sylvia Beach, an American, on 19 November 1919, at 8 rue Dupuytren, before moving to larger premises at 12...More

Thank geheimsti
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, let me say that I am a total bibliophile, and even owned a used bookstore back a while ago, so I am someone that has spent many, many hours in bookstores. That being said, I really enjoyed Shakespeare and Company, but at the end...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an avid reader, seeing this was high up on my list of Paris priorities and it did not disappoint. Just across from Notre Dame, the exterior of this store is old-fashioned and quirky and the inside is even better. The store is full of...More

Thank FiachraOL
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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Brad S
24 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
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
30 October 2015|
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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