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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

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Address: 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone Number: 717-236-1680
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: The Midtown Scholar is an award-winning bookstore & cafe. With over...
The Midtown Scholar is an award-winning bookstore & cafe. With over 100,000 used, discount, & rare books in inventory, we have the largest collection of used books between New York and Chicago. Over 1 million books are available online! The Little Scholar, has hundreds of great children's and young adult titles and features weekly activities! The Yellow Wall Gallery features a different artist monthly. Also stop in to Robinson's Rare Books and Fine Prints Room. The cafe provides excellent service and great products including Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea. We host dozens of book clubs and community events weekly, as well as live music on weekends. Stop in and see for yourself why the Midtown Scholar is the hidden gem of Harrisburg! OPEN 7 DAYS!
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A Fabulous Find!

Midtown Scholar Bookstore is an amazing place for booklovers! They have a wide variety of titles in all genres. Not to mention, excellent seating. They even have a cafe...which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Binan City, Philippines
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Binan City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Midtown Scholar Bookstore is an amazing place for booklovers! They have a wide variety of titles in all genres. Not to mention, excellent seating. They even have a cafe...which is always a plus in my book :)

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South Hackensack, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must for young adults and up. It is a beautiful space and the book selection is unbelievable. The rare book room is really fascinating. They have books from 16 th century and up. Great coffee bar too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really loved this charming bookstore. It has a wonderful atmosphere and TONS of books. I especially enjoyed the classic section and the wonderful children's section. This is a great place to shop for used books, or just enjoy the setting while having a cup of coffee at the cafe.

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Fishkill, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've ordered books from their online customer service twice, sending a money order both times. I had trouble with both. The first one I had to call them weeks after the initial order to ask them to ship the book, and the second one I sent the money order on 4/25/15; weeks later they emailed me that they didn't have... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Strand-like bookstore that is three levels of reading wonder! ! Full of new, old and antique books and prints. Who would have thought? I purchased a book and enjoyed a good espresso shot at the coffee bar. Support this place visitors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

How this kind of great used bookstore survive in small town? great amount of books and decent cafe. you can get all kinds of books with cheap price.

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Enola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was my first time visiting, and it was awesome!! I love bookstores that have this vibe (books in every possible spot). And the fact that's it's so close to my house is awesome too. The only negative is they don't have any popular fiction books, which is what I read. Most of the books are obscure non-fiction. I would... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Midtown Scholar has a lot of stuff, and if you have the time to browse the shelves looking for something that interests you, then you are in luck. You'll no doubt find something to buy that interests you. I have been there quite a few times over the past few years, and the times when I've actually walked out with... More 

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Linglestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great coffee and sweets. A great place to browse books or meet people for coffee! Atmosphere is great!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place is one of the best things Harrisburg has to offer. It is not only the best bookstore far and wide, but brings in music, cultural, and spiritual events for those in the community who wish to support local business and make Harrisburg a thriving city. The place is gorgeous, there are so many amazing spots in the basement... More 

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Additional Information about Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Address: Address: 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone Number: 717-236-1680
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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