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 10pm. 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 2017
December 6: 10am to 6pm
December 24: 10am to 5pm
December 25: closed
December 31: 10am to 7:30pm
For the Café special hours, please visit the Café Page.

Special Hours in 2018
Closed for Public Holidays:
May 1, November 1, December 25

Limited Hours for Public Holidays, 12pm to 8pm:
January 1, April 2, May 8, May 21, July 14, August 15, and November 11

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!