Sunday Snapshot: Shakespeare & Company

 

Shakespeare & Company, Paris

 

Shakespeare & Company is one of Paris’ oldest English speaking bookshops.

Wander through the maze of rooms on the ground floor filled with books old and new, past rooms where aspiring writers can spend the night and up the rickety stairs to a little corner on the second floor. Here, where an old typewriter sits surrounded by love notes written over the years by loyal fans, you can take in the stunning view that overlooks the Seine and Notre Dame.

Don’t miss experiencing this legendary bookshop, full of character and charm, which is much more than a bookshop. You never know…someone just might be playing the piano!

 

Shakespeare & Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie
Paris 75005

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Responses to Sunday Snapshot: Shakespeare & Company

  1. Leigh March 10, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    I love the view out the window!

    • [email protected] March 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

      The view is fabulous Leigh. It’s hard to beat looking over the Seine and Notre Dame!

  2. Karene March 10, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    That is a beautiful shot. Shakespeare & Co. is on my list of places to see when I get to Paris. I read a great book by a writer who lived there (“Time Was Soft There” I think was the title), but I didn’t know aspiring writers stilled bunked there. What a fascinating history that shop has!

    • [email protected] March 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks Karene.You’ll love this shop when you visit. Yes, you can still stay there…actually bunked is a perfect word for it!

  3. budget jan March 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    A beautiful window shot and a wonderfully romantic place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

    • [email protected] March 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      YOu can spend hours here Jan. The blossom being in flower certainly added to the scene!

  4. Karen (Back Road Journal) March 11, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    I’m sure the view is lovely anytime of the year but you captured it at a wonderful time of the year with the tree in bloom right outside the window.

    • [email protected] March 13, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

      Yes, the view is even better in spring Karen! it’s an amazing bookshop…one you’ll have to visit when you are next in Paris.

  5. Krista March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    I just finished reading the book about this place not long ago. How lovely to see a real live shot of it. 🙂

  6. The Wanderfull Traveler March 12, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    I am currently reading “Time Was Soft There” by Canadian writer, Jeremy Mercer.
    It explores the life of the bookshop in the past, present and he helps Whitman save it for the future.
    I am half way through and it has been an interesting read so far. I definitely plan to wander through the shop one morning while I’m in Paris this September.

    Hope you enter this month’s #WTFrance2013 giveaway – it ends March 24th.

    • [email protected] March 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      I might have to check that book out Murissa…it sounds very interesting. The bookshop certainly has an fascinating history. You’ll love it when you visit. Thanks for the reminder for you giveaway!

  7. Cherina March 13, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Love that bookstore! Love any bookstore really, but this one has so much character. AND it’s in Paris 😉 That room with the old piano and all the books piled almost to the ceiling is my favourite.

    • [email protected] March 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      It’s a very special bookstore isn’t it Cherina. We’re staying around the corner from it next month, so I’ll be popping in quite often. Hopefully someone will be playing the piano when I do!

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