About Us

Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic Manhattan bookstore founded in 1983. Its store at 939 Lexington Avenue, adjacent to the Hunter College campus, has been a staple on the Upper East Side for over 20 years.

The Lexington Avenue store was recently renovated to include a high-quality café and the patented Espresso Book Machine technology, which can produce on-site bookstore-quality books in minutes from a catalog of over 7,000,000 in-copyright and public domain titles.

We also have locations at 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets) and at 1632 Walnut Street (between South 16th and South 17th Streets) in downtown Philadelpia.