Shakespeare and Co. in Paris

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Probably one of the most eccentric bookstores you will ever visit, this must-see was established in 1951 by George Whitman: three rambling floors literally crammed with books, both new and (mainly) second-hand. The bedding shoved amongst the shelves is for the (largely American) ex-pats (called tumbleweeds) who doss down amongst the books at night. It is also the sister store to City Lights in San Francisco.
Hours: Open Daily 12PM - 12AM, cash sales only
Address: 37 rue de la Bûcherie

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