Shakespeare & Company
92 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Nine years after Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke met in Vienna in Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, they reunite in this legendary bookshop for the second film in the trilogy, Before Sunset. The independent English-language bookstore has become a source of inspiration for many famous American writers. If you want to learn more about the shop’s history, pick up a copy of Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart.
Tips from locals
Shakespeare and Company is an English-language bookshop in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre-Dame. Since opening in 1951, it’s been a meeting place for anglophone writers and readers, becoming a Left Bank literary institution. The bookshop was founded by American George…