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 Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 10pm, and on Sunday, from 12:30pm to 8pm. The Antiquarian is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Our phone number is 00 33 (0) 1 43 25 40 93.

Special Hours in 2020
Closed for Public Holidays:
May 1, May 21, June 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.

Limited Hours for Public Holidays, 12.30pm to 8pm:
April 22, May 8, May 30, June 10, July 14 November 11, December 26, and January 1.
December 24: 10am to 6pm.
December 31: 10am to 8pm.

(For the Café special hours, please visit the Café Page.)

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!