"Shakespeare & Company" Shakespeare and Company Tip by Jenniflower
Shakespeare and Company, Paris: 12 reviews and 29 photos
We happened upon this little bookstore... :) What a find.
Writers and poets were offered a room for the night if they didnt have enough money for a hotel. Customers were invited for Afternoon Tea, if they happened to be browsing at that time of day.
The cranky old Englishman who ran the store is a real character. It is quite amusing watching the young French cashiers and students patiently accepting the directions of their agitated boss... I am sure they understood his muttered comments!? ;)
Update May 2007: Beatchick tells me that the man running the shop is an American, George Whitman, thanks for the info Beatchick... the English-accented man who was at the shop the day we were there must be a hired hand.
Address: 37, rue de la Bûcherie
Directions: near Notre Dame Cathedral
Phone: 33 (0)143269650
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