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

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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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English first
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 

Thank sicilianprincess1
Guelph, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank grumpyvern
Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank luminouslight
South Florida
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank SouthFloridaMom2
Jasper, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank glodawn
Toledo, Washington
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88 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Texaque
Juneau, Alaska
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Mysticmountain12
Juneau, Alaska
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank savageporcupine

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