Independent Bookstore

Independent Bookstore

Contact Us

The bookshop is located at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th Arrondissement, directly opposite Notre-Dame on the Left Bank. The main bookshop is open everyday, seven days a week, from 10am to 11pm. The Antiquarian is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Our phone number is 00 33 (0) 1 43 25 40 93.

Public Holiday Hours in 2017
Closed 1 May 2017, 1 November, 25 December

Other public holidays 12pm - 8pm
(Public holidays in 2017: 8 May, 25 May, 5 June, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November)

We endeavor to answer questions about the following within one to two working days:
• Online orders:
• In-store purchases

To other questions, we ask for a bit more patience regarding our replies. We’re a relatively small staff working on multiple projects—in addition to managing the daily adventures of running an independent bookstore:
• For inquiries about jobs at Shakespeare and Company, please go to Working With Us.
• For inquiries about staying in the bookstore, please go to Tumbleweeding.
• With questions about stocking your books at Shakespeare and Company, please email
• For all other inquiries, including those regarding media and events, please email

We’ll respond to your message as soon as we’re able! Thanks for being in touch!