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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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“book lovers” (177 reviews)
“love books” (71 reviews)
“english books” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 23:00
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

Very unusual bookshop with hundreds of books of every kind spread over a few floors that is an old and quirky building quite fascinating. Very near The Notre Dam Cathedral. A must for book lovers

Thank cynthias939
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love the story behind this cute little historic book store. It's definitely worth the visit in Paris. They have basically every book you can imagine.

Thank Alisa N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Frist of all everything is in English. Second a lot people who work here are the English speaking World. Last the people who work here are very nice.

Thank london057
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a cool place. One could spend hours just walking around the tiny little hole in a wall. I bought 3 books, used and new, after spending 45 minutes just looking at the offerings. The majority of books are in English and sorted by genre....More

Thank Billy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a simple book store of two floors. The floors are filled with books not just Shakespeare but of other writers too.

Thank rekharedy
Reviewed 6 days ago

A most wonderful visit. There is a time of litterary commentaries the sunday afternoons offered by the owner (daughter of the former patron of this magical and very famous library, so, so British.

Thank joseph445
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roma people have moved here from the Eiffal tower so watch you bag. They are currently using the "sign this form tactic". Buy something here even it is a cloth bag

Thank organicgirl48
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is right across the street from Notre Dame. Went because it is such an old Book Store. Bought my granddaughter several books from there.

Thank Sissy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

English (language) bookstore in the heart of Paris. Tiny, cramped and books stacked to the rafters -- and simply wonderful!!! There is a collection area in the store (find it -- in the floor) to help with the expenses of the resident writers. Hemingway was...More

Thank Christina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bookshop was crowded when we've been there, but fortunately there are some stairs to go to the first floor and you have less people there. You had banks with readers on them, a man talking books with another in English. On ground floor, you...More

Thank stella9121
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