"They might not let you buy the books" Shakespeare & Company Tip by Paris92
Shakespeare & Company, Paris: 15 reviews and 23 photos
When I was living here, every time I tried to buy a book at S & Co., the legendary, previous owner, George Whitman, would try to convince me not to buy it, but instead, go upstairs, curl up, and read it in the store. It was great. He finally relented once and let me buy an Oscar Levant book called A Smattering of Genius. I?m guessing it had been on the shelf for some time and he didn?t think it was likely that it would ever be sold so he gave up. When you purchase a book from the store, they stamp it with there official store stamp that says ?Kilometre Zero Paris?, a reference to the point in front of nearby Notre Dame by which all distances in Paris are measured.
What to buy: Books--if they let you
Address: 37, rue de bucherie
Directions: Close to Notre Dame, on the Quai de Montebello, right after the bridge of Petit Pont.
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