Shakespeare and Company is an institution in itself. This place is a Mecca for any book lover. This is the place where writers like Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, F.Scott. Fitzgerald and James Joyce used to hang around. The book is mentioned in Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. This store was the focal point of literary culture in bohemian Paris. Even in many movies, this store was shown like Julia and Julia, Before Sunset and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. If I start writing the history of this bookstore it will never end. Therefore let me just describe my feelings. This is a quaint little shop with an adjoining cafeteria. The store sells both new and old used books. Outside the store, I could find some rare old used books. The store has retained its old world charm till date. Even today numerous aspiring writers take refuge in this store. An afternoon is not enough to explore this shop. A book lover can keep exploring this place through an entire lifetime. Every nook and corner has a story to tell. The store is not huge but the collection is undoubtedly the best in the world.
We had our lunch at Shakespeare and Company. With this, we came to an end to our walking tour of Paris.