Support Shakespeare and Company, Paris’ famous bookshop (and café!)

The iconic Left Bank bookstore, near our hotels, has sent out a cry for help after seeing its turnover drop by a whopping 80% during the first lockdown period…

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The store has existed at its current venue for almost 70 years, and since 2015 they also have a coffee shop next door, but times are tough for independent book sellers at the moment, forcing Shakespeare and Company to ask if there’s any way you can help.

It’s true that it would be hard to imagine them go – large bookstore Boulimier on boulevard Saint Michel closed in June (their rental agreement was not renewed) and it was a real shock to the area, something we don’t want to see repeated.


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While the bookstore cannot accept customer inside at the moment, you can still buy books from them!

For example, go to their website to get your fix, and you can then go and pick it up from the door. Order are also possible by telephone or e-mail (details below).

They can even customise your book (for free!) by adding the famous Shakespeare & Co. stamp or a spritz of perfume.

The bookstore also has a range of merchandise that you can buy, including tote bags, postcards and mugs, and there’s a very interesting 12-month subscription offer that will send you four books three times a year and even a little surprise or two. Order here for the very reasonable price of 275€.

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And while the Shakespeare and Company may be closed, you can still order coffee and/or cakes to take away from 3-5pm every day.

Get yourself down there!

The Shakespeare and Company bookshop (here) is opene seven days a week for Click & Collect from midday-6pm

Buy online here, by telephone on +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93 or by e-mail here

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Chers Parisiens confinés, (see below in English) Nous sommes ouverts pour le click and collect ! Tous les jours de Midi à 18h. Vous pouvez aussi nous appeler pendant ces heures, commander sur notre site ou par mail : Colette vous attend pour vous donner vos livres au 10 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre (entrée latérale de la librairie). PETIT EXTRA = si vous passez entre 15h et 17h vous pourrez aussi prendre café, thé et pâtisseries à emporter à notre Café si l’envie vous en prend… /\ \/ Dear confined Parisians, We are open for click and collect! Every day Noon to 6pm. You can also call us to order a book during these hours, order online or email: Come to the bookshop side entrance at 10 rue Saint Julien le Pauvre—Colette will be happy to hand you over your books… EXTRA TREAT= if you come between 3pm and 5pm—you can grab takeaway coffee, tea & pastries at our Café… /\ \/ #shakespeareandcompany #shakespeareandcompanycafe #simplepleasures #colette

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