Shakespeare & Co Booksellers

(212) 529-1330 | View Website

716 BroadwayFrnt, New York, NY | Directions   10003

40.728995 -73.993686

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 10:00 AM To 11:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:00 PM

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More Payment Methods: Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoHo


Reviews for Shakespeare & Co Booksellers

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Hasn't Anyone Heard of Manners in this bookshop! – GoodStock for Plays - BUT!

I had the exact same situation (described below) with an older guy at the register. He punched in the amount so quickly i could barely get my wallet out to show my Stella Adler ID.then he said it was too late, and said i just got my wallet out, he then said only this time, your 'Lucky".

These guys need to be taught a thing or two about being polite.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

A telling interaction – Manager: That'll be $16.23

Me: Does that include the Cooper Union discount?

Manager: You have to tell me before the transaction begins that you are from Cooper Union.

Me: That's why I put my i.d. on the counter with the book. (Pointing to the i.d.)

Manager: Well, I don't look to see what anyone puts on the counter.

Me: (Silent)

Manager: I'll give you the discount this time, but next time you'll be SOL.

Me: That's fine.

Manager: It's more than fine, I did you a favor, and now you can say "thanks." It'll be $13.11

Me: (Silent. Hand the manager my card.)

Manager: (Hands me the receipt.)

Me: (Sign the receipt. Start to walk out with the book.)

Manager: (Voice raised) When someone does you a favor, the polite thing to do is thank them.

Me: (Walking back.) I'm not going to say "thank you."

Manager: The polite thing to do is say "thank you."

Me: I'm not going to argue with you about this. . .

Manager: You're the one who walked back in.

Me: You know why I didn't say "thank you."

Manager: No, I don't.

Me: Yes, you do. You know how you are.

Manager: How am I?

Me: You know how you are. (Walking out) You're incredibly rude.

over a year ago

A big-city chain of bookstores that retains its neighborhood feel. – The Scene
Plucky mini-chain Shakespeare & Co keeps the independent bookstore flag flying at six locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. While covering all general-interest bases, the selection and the displays are oriented toward hipsters and students. In other words, you'll find a well-stocked philosophy--rather than new age and self-help--section here. Furthermore, the staff are friendlier than at most independent bookstores.

The Goods
Shakespeare & Co. is big enough to offer a little of everything, yet small enough to make finding titles fairly easy. Hardcovers are always 10% off and branches near colleges buy and sell textbooks. Each store is suited to the tastes of its neighborhood, so head to the Upper East Side for trendy, hardcover fiction and literary classics or downtown for play scripts and alternative fiction. As for the store's namesake, the Bard is well-stocked at all locations.


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