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Chautauqua Bookstore

Chautauqua, NY
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Chautauqua
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: Historic bookstore founded in 1874 in tents.
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west virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a small store but it packs an amazing amount of merchandise within its walls. Books, souvenirs, gifts - a little of everything. Allow a fair amount of time for your visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Whenever I come to Chautauqua, the bookstore is one of my first stops. They have a large selection for a small store, usually selections from authors who are coming to speak during the season. These are books that would be hard to find elsewhere. Like most gift shops, they have the usual apparel and accessories that have "Chautauqua" emblazoned on... More

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Want to scroll to find the latest newspaper or book that is the place to go. In need of a gift or greeting card have a wonderful section. Love to look at all of the great stuff.

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best book store I have seen in a small town Upscale toys and books and fabulous choices for all ages. Worth the rainy day I spent in the store.

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Mayville, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Everyone at Chautauqua passes through the bookstore for something at least once a day. You can buy the daily paper and gifts for everyone. You will always find books written by that day's speaker and be able to get it signed when you meet the author later that day. There are books for all ages, art supplies, sweatshirts, and even... More

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Mayville, New York, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

They have books that aren't available anywhere else. They also have gifts that you can't anywhere else.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We expected a typical small bookstore - did not even imagine it would include so many interesting items! Great books and a huge selection of gift items. You could spend hours in there!

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Vienna, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This bookstore is really the best. It is like the bookstores of old with a wonderful selection of non-fiction, fiction, travel, children, and many other kinds of books. They also have a wide variety of Chautuauqua trinkets for sale. Its a must visit!

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Buffalo, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Lots of stuff in here; newspaper and coffee available too. The employees are very helpful in answering your questions and giving you directions!

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Donegal;PA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The variety of gifts in the bookstore was a pleasant surprise. Especially liked the slection of greeting cards. You can pruchase just about anything you may want or need for your stay in Chatauqua.

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