Shakespeare and Company was one of the first to carry French License. When I stopped by, they had sold out. They graciously welcomed several more copies of my first book, as well as copies of my second book, The Chairfather. Find out more about them at the Bookstore!
Like Troy McClure, you may remember me from such films as Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset, Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Shakespeare and Co. writes a history with many chapters, several locations, and a cast of thousands over nearly 100 years. The great English-language writers of the past and present have visited, and at least one is actually living upstairs at any given time. You’ll find today’s version of the bookstore welcoming, with nooks strewn about to get intimate with a title. When you can’t put a book back on the shelf, simply throw some crumpled euros down on the counter and continue nose-down, feeling your way by braille to their café bench awaiting you. The literature dream state here is strong. A warm beverage and an hour later you’ll finally look up, suddenly conscious that the real world is around you once again.
Shakespeare and Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Open daily, 10am to 11pm
Métro St. Michel
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