Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore Virtual Tour

Old Oct 21st, 2000, 06:43 AM
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Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore Virtual Tour

You might have already seen this and I'm late to the game, but found this site interesting:

This is a virtual tour of the famous bookstore Shakespeare & Co, where you are led around the store to the Silvia Beach Library and even to Georges, the proprietor's, private apartment. Since I didn't make it to the store the last time I was in Paris, this made me want to go there all the more on my next trip.

P.S. This tour is at its beginning stage so right now there are no explanations as such, but they are making this into a "digital archive of the 40 plus years of Paris literature history which has passed through these doors" so it will get better as it goes through its stages of development.
Old Mar 5th, 2001, 07:44 AM
Mary C
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Dear tcc,

I just checked that out, too. I was looking for store hours in that website and others but I can't locate them. Anyone know the hours for Shakespeare & Co. Even approximate hours? Any kind of time frame would be appreciated. Thanks!
Old Mar 11th, 2001, 06:25 AM
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dear mary c,

i just did a google search and found this guy's site with photos of his stay at Shakespeare & Co.

the shop is open until midnight, but i'm not sure what time it opens. i found it one weekday afternoon after having lunch in the left bank park across from Notre Dame. it was VERY crowded and i ended up buying a copy of Orwell's "Down and Out in Paris and London," having it stamped, and then just sitting outside for awhile people-watching in the rain...
Old Mar 11th, 2001, 10:38 AM
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I believe S & Co doesn't open any earlier than 11am, might not be until noon.
Next door is one of my favoriet places to eat a proper lunch in Paris: La Bucherie, 41 rue de la Bucherie This is one of the oldest streets in Paris. The cafe has a fireplace to feel cozy around in cold weather, very good food, and excellent desserts. At lunch time they get a mix of casual drop-ins and business people. They are open for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Basically continuous service from noon to midnight, so it's a particularly good place to go to, as we did, on your day of arrival when you're not sure if it's lunch or dinner time.
Old Mar 12th, 2001, 05:49 AM
mary c
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Elaine, I suppose if I had read your whole Paris file I might have seen that! But thanks!! I think I may eat at La Bucherie.

Thanks Sandy. It's good to know they stay open 'til midnight.

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