Prepare your visit

Here are some practical tips and details that may be helpful when preparing your visit to Shakespeare and Company. 

General Opening Hours

Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm / Sunday from 12 midday to 7pm

Groups and Large Bags

Unfortunately we are unable to admit large groups (such as tour groups and school classes), or visitors with either luggage or large backpacks.

Getting Here

37, rue de la Bûcherie, 75005, Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 25 40 93


  • Line 4, Saint-Michel or Cité
  • Line 10, Cluny La Sorbonne


  • Line B or C, Saint-Michel Notre Dame


The majority of the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. As are the Antiquarian bookshop and Café. If you require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff.


The bookshop is situated in a small 17th-century building. In order to make your visit comfortable, we limit the number of people in the store at any one time. During busy periods, there is sometimes a queue to enter, but it generally moves quickly.

No Photos

In order to maintain a pleasant environment for our readers and browsers, we ask that visitors do not take photos or film inside the bookshop.

Dear Customers,

Website orders and inquiries are processed from Monday to Friday.

Books listed on the website are not necessarily in stock at the bookshop and may need to be ordered.

Thank you for your understanding ❤️

Chers clients,

Les commandes de la librairie sont traitées du lundi au vendredi.

Les livres répertoriés sur le site ne sont pas forcément en stock à la librairie et doivent être commandés.

Merci pour votre compréhension ❤️