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"Shakespeare & Company" Shakespeare and Company Tip by Jenniflower

Shakespeare and Company, Paris: 12 reviews and 29 photos

  Shakespeare and Company Bookshop
by Jenniflower

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

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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