Shakespeare and Company was opened in August 1951 by George Whitman. Since then, it has grown from a bookstore into an institution in the heart of Paris.
The best bookshop dude works there. Ask Richard, he knows all the books.
Interesting stuff on the walls. Kind of like the City Lights of San Francisco.
Not as cozy as I would have hoped since it is overrun by tourists.
You've never entered a bookshop before this one. Booklovers or passers-by, you're in for THE literary trip
Historic landmark with wonderfull selection of books.
Books in English of all sorts and surprising genres. Library and piano upstairs with room for writers to sleep. Upstairs is where literary nights are held too. I always come here on a trip to Paris.
Wonderful experience! Go upstairs and read your own book in authentic and quiet environment or choose one from their shelves :)
This is da bomb! Old en new books. Pianoplayer, sofa to read in. Pure heaven!
They organise poetry evenings
I loved this cute little eclectic book shop. Must see for any book lover!
Crowded with English books. Some small seats to rest and enjoy reading. Also, a piano to play if you want.
Atmosphere still intact <3
The writing on the wall and feed the writers
The bookkeepers are happy to recommend a book or five.
Great bookstore! Go upstairs by the piano to get serenaded while reading a book.
A wonderful bookstore like this makes me regret the future disappearance of paper books in favour of ebooks.
Beautiful book store and library. Make sure you say hello to the cat, Kitty.
this place is sooooo cute! The people are super nice and cool, a bit pricey but the novels look amazing and classic!
If you like books, go here. You will not find a better bookstore. Anywhere.
Really beautiful library. Go and read a book. And of course, buy one!
Books. New or used, buy and read!
If you like books in English and you like places with a history, then you should go there!
Lovely bookshop. It's so close to Notre Damme Cathedral. Normally, it's not allowed to take photos inside but noone cares about it.
One of the oldest bookstores that is both a little library. Both modern and antique books are on sale. Chill out for a moment and breathe in the history
3/They hold book discussions and events and their staff is super friendly and cooperative.
2/It's a magical place; the smell of the books will make you go crazy. Their books are well-organized and have a huge variety of many things.
1/Actually, this place was recommended to me by a friend. It's highly worth the visit. They have one of the largest selections of used and new English books in Paris.
Great place!!! A chance to buy a book!
finding the cat sleeping on his couch was unpriceable:)
Best library. They have all the classics in beautiful editions! Don't miss it!
Legendary bookstore where writers are allowed to live.
There are so many people you have to line up to get in.
A must for all books in English. They host readings and workshops
Go upstairs and wait for someone to play the piano. The atmosphere is very relaxing.
Historic book store. Pop in, pick up a book and explore his unique place
You can get the shop's stamp on any book so that it can become an interesting souvenir of your trip.Visit the upper floor to see the view through the front window and pet the cat on the couch.
A must for book lovers.
I had my brunch here. Intellectual brunch. 👌
Go upstairs with a book and take a seat. Imagine you are reading with Gertrude Stein and Hemingway. This is a hidden gem.
A book shop that you never get tired of!
Do not miss this experience! A fabulous bookshop steeped in history. Make sure to visit Kitty (the shop cat), often curled up asleep on the rocking chair in the upstairs library. Beautiful.
There is a piano in 2nd floor
A beautiful bookshop. The amazing atmosphere and feel are enough to justify going there. Probably the best english bookshop in all paris.
Full of whimsy and magic. This place is so worth it. Go for the poetry tea parties Sunday's 4-6. And, if you're lucky, someone brilliant will be playing the piano.
If you're not into kicking back a few beers in a French bistrot, you can spend ours in this time portal.
Old atmosphere. Go upstairs and grab a book from their "not for sale" collection to read in the reading room
Really,truly love this place, fantastic...
Are you a book worm? This is the place. I mean THE place.