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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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8:00 am - 10:00 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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Book lover's dream

Independent bookstores like this are fast becoming extinct so it's always a treat when you find one of this scale unexpectedly. They have a little bit of everything here: In... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Independent bookstores like this are fast becoming extinct so it's always a treat when you find one of this scale unexpectedly. They have a little bit of everything here: In addition to the best sellers and contemporary fiction sections they have a rare and collectible books section, a whole floor dedicated to scholarly pursuits such as philosophy, religion, science, medicine,... More 

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Camp Hill, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love the idea of the Midtown Scholar and the beautiful building in which it resides! My love affair with this business ends with the idea and building. I have gone to the Midtown Scholar to have some coffee and breakfast while I had a couple hour break in my workday. I brought along my computer to do some work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I visited the midtown scholar bookstore with no expectations. I was suggested to not look for a book, but let a book find me. The best advice for this location. I am a book lover, my husband isn't as much, but he does love a great cup of coffee. This location had both great coffee and AMAZING... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place was amazing. 4 levels, about 7 or more rooms of books. I loved the overlooking balcony, the small stage, the chess games and the café. They don't carry much in the way of mass market, but they have more than a room full for children's books and a massive selection of non-fiction. The Used book room was closed... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been wanting to go here for some time, and we finally got a chance this weekend. Massive used book store. Great selection, well thought out set up. Topics are arranged in an easy to find manner. Well worth a stop.

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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