Shakespeare & Company

The best little book shop, coffee bar and nook in the world. PARIS

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A peak inside and you will see why!  Created by George Whittman, he wanted his store to feel like each room is a chapter.

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There are weekly events, a house cat and they are open 7 days a week until 11 pm. Smart. The building was originally a monastery and was made into the store in 1951.

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" Read up "as you walk upstairs......

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The finer details. The public are allowed to sit and browse for as long as needed in special reading spots. 

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BOB's baking is featured in the café next door belonging to the shop.

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Locals enjoying a beer.

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My perfect coffee.   All staff are fluent in English and French, many from England.

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Don't miss this gem, it has a view of Notre Dame Cathedral and you will want to spend hours here in the 5th l'arrondisement.  Current project include a publishing arm and a search in the French country side for a writers food and writing retreat.  Do you have a Farm ready?!