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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This little book store is full of interesting items in addition to the book selection itself - children's toys, art supplies, clothing, outstanding greeting cards, gifts, table top items, candy and snacks, and advice and conversation from the helpful and friendly staff. One could spend hours and many dollars in this great spot and then wander next door to pick... More

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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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12 reviews 12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 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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71 reviews 71 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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