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Observatory Books

Address: 299 N. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: 907 586 9676
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Ranked #18 of 24 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Specialty Shops, Cultural
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Shops, Cultural
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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Jasper, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 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.

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Toledo, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Juneau, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Juneau, Alaska
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

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