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Address: 299 N. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907 586 9676
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping

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Nice little bookstore in Juneau

Such a nice little bookstore and the lady that works there or perhaps owns it is very sweet. I went into find a couple of books for my son and she was very helpful as to help me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such a nice little bookstore and the lady that works there or perhaps owns it is very sweet. I went into find a couple of books for my son and she was very helpful as to help me find what I was looking for. I ended up finding two nice books. She was just so kind and I'll definitely come... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Old time bookstore and a cartographers dream ( if you're lucky enough to meet the owner). She sells maps, and is giving of her time to share her considerable knowledge and experience with you if you ask.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was determined to visit Observatory Books after having seen the owner, Dee, on the BBC dvd "Alaska: Inside Passage." She is just as intelligent and engaging in person and her store is wonderful.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dee has forgotten more than most of us will never know. If you are a history buff, DO NOT miss the opportunity to rummage through old books and maps while listening to musings of Dee Logenbaugh. I don't know which I enjoyed more, the bookstore or its owner.

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Jasper, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Overstuffed but charming bookstore. Owner is incredibly well informed on all things Alaska, is excited to share her knowledge and is a pleasure to talk to.

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Toledo, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It does have a few books but be well prepared to spend lot$ on anything worth owning. A couple books I was interested in weren't for sale, apparently reference material. It would be way down "my must visit while in Juneau" list.

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a wonderful store to find Older books about Alaska, and the owner is very well informed on all things Alaska, including politics, and local character.

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Juneau, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Your standard overstuffed, funky book store with a good section of Alaska specific books. A place to spend a while and search for that special find. Lots of little cubbies and rooms to explore on a rainy day.

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Additional Information about Observatory Books

Address: 299 N. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907 586 9676
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Juneau
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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