Selling your used books to Shakespeare and Company

We buy second-hand English books every day between 11am and 7pm except Sunday and Monday. Please come to the Antiquarian section - to the left of the main bookshop. Remember to bring a piece of valid identification with you (passport, CNI, titre or carte de sejours). Prices will vary depending on the condition and saleability, and we will never quote a price before actually seeing the book.

We are especially interested in paperback literature (classic or contemporary), history, philosophy, essays, poetry, fine arts, and French/Parisian interest. If you have a large number of books to sell (more than 400) please contact us at:

Buying books from home via our website
Good news, far-flung friends! We are currently working on a new website which we hope will provide you with information on all the books we have in stock, can order for you, and post to you at home. You will be able to find rare, new, second-hand, staff recommended and signed event books available and much more. We are working to have the new site ready by the end of the summer and look forward to sharing it with you. Please return soon for more services (or sign up for our newsletter on the home page where we will keep customers informed when the new site is ready).