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Taylor Books Cafe

226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

lovely book shop, gallery, pottery studio, second-hand bookshop and cafe. Has a wonderful selection of books, magazines, cards, crafts, coffee, beer and wine. I visited on a saturday evening when there was live music and a great atmosphere

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West Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Live music several times a week, great beverage offerings from coffee to hot coco to beer and wine. Good soups, sandwiches, salads and deserts, and a great selection of all types of books from kids to adult to cooking. You can also pick up your Mountain State tickets here, do a little shopping in the art gallery,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This bookstore is a "shop around the corner" gem. It has a large selection of books and magazines in a space that is warm and inviting from the original brick walls to the wooden floor. We also got a great cup of coffee to sip while we perused the store. This is on Capitol Street - an area you can't... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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272 reviews 272 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Located on Capitol Street. Parking difficult. Taylor Books is a unique independent book store, in the mold of Square Books in Oxford MS, or The Tattered Cover in Denver. It's a great local hangout, with music, book signings, and is a fantastic place to browse for 10 minutes or a couple of hours. The cafe serves a fairly stripped down... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Did a book signing there in July and was thrilled with the space, the gallery and the staff. Excellent latte, and the baked goods were very fresh and tasty. Hidden gem in the middle of charleston.

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Charleston, West Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In morning...get your favorite latte, express or coffee with a homemade scone. In the afternoon, after lunch, when you have been trying to stay awake...get your favorite latte, expresso or coffee. On fri and or sat evenings, hang around with other old hippies, young hippies, minimalists, or whomever you choose to go with to listen to local vocals music, have... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I start almost every weekday with friends having coffee and a scone or muffin at Taylor Books. It is a wonderful place to kill some time and have a great cup of coffee. They actually have some interesting weekend events and a pretty darn good wine selection and there own make of draft beer.

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Glen Allen, Va
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stopped by and had a glass of wine and beer while we waited for a table at a nearby restaurant. Really cool place. Good selection of books. Negative everyone working there has a snotty attitude-didn't care for that. Would go again and just ignore the attitudes.

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Hudson, Ohio, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This bookshop is located on a picture perfect street that reminds you of something in a movie. This is a great locally owned bookshop that offers a wonderful variety of books and beautiful art by local artists. You could easily spend at least two hours in this shop!

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Charleston, WV
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I try to go to Taylor Books at least once a week. The place is wonderful, and it is so rare to be able to visit a local bookstore in the 21st Century. You forget what it is like to just browse books - and this place is cozy, has great coffee (and wine at night) and an art gallery... More 

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Additional Information about Taylor Books Cafe

Address: 226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
Phone Number: 304-342-1461
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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