Shakespeare And Company BookstoreCurrently Closed
- Address: 37 rue de la Bucherie, Latin Quarter, 75005 Paris, France (Pantheon)
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-143254093
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Specialty Shop
Shakespeare And Company Bookstore - Review
This bookstore owned by George Whitman is as iconic as the one owned by Sylvia Whitman on rue de l'Odéon. Named to honour the original Shakespeare & Company, this charming little bookstore is a treasure chest of books. It still retains the old Parisian aura and is all about books and books only.
Opened in 1919 originally, Sylvia Beach Shakespeare & Company has seen celebrated writers like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemmingway and James Joyce gather in the premises to discuss their work and ideate. Today, it serves both as a regular bookstore, a second-hand books store and as a reading library, specializing in English-language literature. It still continues to shelter writers who practically live and work there.
Shakespeare And Company Bookstore Information
- Do read up on which store you would like to visit (the one owned by Sylvia beach or George Whitman) before you plan your trip to the store.
How To reach Shakespeare And Company Bookstore by Public Transport
- Nearest metro: Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame, (RER B, RER C), Cluny - La Sorbonne (M10)
Restaurants Near Shakespeare And Company Bookstore
- Le Ribouldingue
- The Tea Caddy
- Boiseau Laurent Gay
- Le Petit Chatelet
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Things to Know Before Visiting Shakespeare And Company Bookstore
5.87% of people who visit Paris include Shakespeare And Company Bookstore in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
33.33% of people start their Shakespeare And Company Bookstore visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shakespeare And Company Bookstore
56.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shakespeare And Company Bookstore
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Shakespeare And Company Bookstore, Paris Reviews
My wife and I made our first trip to this excellent bookstore during our recent visit to Paris. I am a big James Joyce fan so going to the bookstore where Sylvia Beach gave Joyce much needed help in publishing Ulysses was a real thrill. If you look up Sylvia Beach you can see all of the lives she has touched (and continues to touch) with her wonderful bookstore. There are a few things you can do to help round out your experience. Make sure you get a stamp in every book you but and also buy one of their great totes. Then when you get home be sure to sign up for their monthly newsletter. I can't wait to go back.
A fine place to visit, with something of a connection to the history of the places that previously carried the name. I enjoyed stopping in and having a coffee, and then getting a chance to look at the antiques and collectible books. I saw many great options, including a first edition of "The Little Prince." However I was disappointed to see that many book club versions of books were included in the inventory. From the view of a collector, they may be old, but they carry very little value. That said; the selection is well worth a visit, and there are many collectible items available. The main shop is a warren, and navigating through it is a novelty. But it's not a location I'd want to visit often, simply because it's crowded and difficult to navigate. But, if you need a book in English while you're in Paris, I still recommend that you visit Shakespeare & Company.
A wonderful two storied bookstore with a vast collection of books and a unique comfortable ambiance for sitting and enjoying the books. It even has a piano that the visitors can play till 7 P.M., as after that it is the resting time of the cat Angie that lives there and cannot be disturbed. The bookstore is so beautiful that several Hollywood films have been shot there and that has made it so popular that it has become a tourist place and that has unfortunately ruined the calm of the place as there is a long line of tourists waiting to throng the tiny little cabins of this cute little bookstore located right next to MonMartre cathedral.. But, it's a must visit in Paris.
I could spend an entire day here just reading and relaxing. Such a fun and whimsical book store! It's one of a kind. A must see if you're a book lover. It is very popular and it gets a bit tight inside because it's small. The books are slightly more expensive (2-3 euros more) than if you were to buy them online but they give you an awesome stamp that says it's from Paris Shakespeare and Co. They also sell second hand books which is cool! Quite cheap. I don't recommend bringing your dog because they have a cat that lives there. The experience of this bookstore is definitely worth the visit! So much character in one little place!
This book store is amazing and wonderful and charming. There's a small Cafe as well. You can sit and read, there is a place where you can type on an old-fashioned typewriter, and it is an enjoyable way to spend some time relaxing. They do not allow any photos inside the store, so we cannot share its charm. This store is very small, and the passages are narrow. It is not very accessible if you have a wheelchair.