Shakespeare & Company Vienna is a brilliant English language bookshop in Vienna. If you like reading books, you should support it.
A Vienna institution
Shakespeare & Company Vienna is a wonderful institution in a wonderful city. Like many bookshops worldwide, it is threatened by online retailers. The Coronavirus pandemic has make everything worse. The bookstore was also located within a few metres of the 2 November 2020 terrorist attack, in the heart of the inner city.
Yet Shakespeare & Co keeps going, enriching the city and its people. Indeed, they have been fantastically supportive of my own writing efforts, making my books available through their store and hosting readings.
One of my readings at Shakespeare & Company Vienna
Shakespeare & Company Vienna: my books
The first book Shakespeare & Co stocked for me was my Berlin thriller Blood Summit.
So to get hold of a copy of Blood Summit, or my books Corona Crime or Seven Hotel Stories, stroll along to Shakespeare & Company at Sterngasse 2. It’s a terrific bookshop and stocks many other books too in a kind of wonderland of shelves reaching from floor to ceiling.
The shelves at Shakespeare & Company
So: next time you are in Vienna, take a stroll down the Sterngasse and get to know the proprietors. Sheila and Guy are great company and true bibliophiles. Buy a book, then pop around the corner to the Schwedenplatz and enjoy a great ice cream.
Or visit a nearby cafe, selected from my index of great Vienna cafes, and settle down to read awhile. You deserve it.