shakespeare & co





I was excited to finally get to Shakespeare & Company, which had long been on my Paris list. Well known to bibliophiles around the globe, it is tucked into a cute little corner near Notre Dame. It has quite an interesting history, and was frequented by many of the literary greats. Hemingway could be found there often, and even mentions the store in his iconic book, A Moveable Feast. My goal was to buy a few classics, and get the famous stamp at checkout (don't forget to ask for it). It makes such a unique keepsake or gift for the francophile friend!




  1. One of my favorite places when I lived in Paris. The old guy (I think a nephew of Sylvia Beach) who use to run it was too funny–don’t know if he’s still around.

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