Shakespeare & Company

37 rue de la Bûcherie
Paris, Île-de-France 75005
+33 1 43 71 47 22
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
10:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm


  • Looking for a good book? Do like Hemingway & Fitzgerald did in their time and go to the iconic Shakespeare bookstore!
  • Maybe the best bookstore in europe, the atmosphere it's just amazing, like no other in the world. Un endroit trs spcial avec merveilleux gens qui travaillent ici et beaucoup de livres fantastiques.
  • Step into the footsteps of many famous writers. Be sure to ask the shop owners for literary tips: it almost seems like they know every English book thats ever been written!
  • Be not inhospitable to strangers lest they be angels in disguise.
  • Hritier de Sylvia Beach, cest la meilleure librairie parisienne pour les anglophiles. Elle tait visite par E. Hemingway, E. Pund, J. Joyce. Un vritable trsor.
  • PARIS: The bookshelves of this famed Parisian bookstore served as the setting for this tragicomic animated short from Spike Jonze
  • Venez vous perdre aux milieu de ce labyrinthe de livres anglais et amricains. Le temps sarrte quand on y entre
  • Buy The Little Prince & get it stamped w S&Co logo and rent a cot for a nite's stay in THE bookshop...Long live George Whitman & legacy of Shakespeare & Co.
  • Paris [Read] RIP founder George Whitman, the creator of one of our favourite bookshops in Europe (and providing the best opening setting for 'Before Sunset'!)
  • "Do like Hemingway & Fitzgerald did in their time..." A great idea, except that store closed 70 years ago on the rue de l'Odon. George Whitman took the name after Sylvia Beach's death as a tribute.
  • The best bookshop in the world! :-D
  • Location in Midnight in Paris. After finally splitting with Inez, Gil browses in Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie (the bookshop starting point for Before Sunset).
  • Alm de histrica, a livraria tem uma curadoria excelente de livros em ingls, tanto fico como no-fico. S ttulos e autores muito bons, que voc precisa garimpar pra achar em livrarias comuns.
  • Every sunday 4pm-6pm there is a mad hatter's Tea party in the owner's flat. It's amazing and a tradition for 51 years now. Bring something to read (short poem). And its free. :)
  • it's just out of time. I love this bookstore and the old typewriter and the piano upstairs. :)
  • Una librera que no se define tanto por los libros que tienen (todos en ingls) sino por su espectacular ambiente, como podis ver en las fotos.
  • Beautiful book store and library. Make sure you say hello to the cat, Kitty.
  • I had my brunch here. Intellectual brunch.
  • A most quaint bookstore with its own pet cat to boot. Quality books sold here, as are antiquarian books. Look out for the ultra cosy poetry corner and piano on 2nd floor (u can play it if in the mood)
  • Best "English" bookstore in Paris. Visit the second floor during their tea times.

Nearby places

6 parvis Notre-Dame (Place Jean-Paul II)
37 rue de la Bûcherie
Place Edmond Rostand