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Chautauqua Bookstore

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Address: Chautauqua, NY
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Historic bookstore founded in 1874 in tents.

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Eclectic assortment

I always find it rewarding to enter a bookstore that stocks the books you have in your own bookcase at home. This was for me the case with this store (except for all the Christian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Olle W
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always find it rewarding to enter a bookstore that stocks the books you have in your own bookcase at home. This was for me the case with this store (except for all the Christian books they stocked). It also improves the chances of finding book I would like (which I did). The bookstore is not very big though, but... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place to go for a select range of books, clever greeting cards, writing supplies, jewelry, scarves, straw hats, games, Chautauqua Institution t-shirts, and more. Anyone with a fond desire to take home a souvenir of idyllic summer days will want to take a peek before heading home. Great place to get a head start on the holiday gift season.

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chautauqua is a special place and the Bookstore is a "Must Visit"! Books, Newspapers from all over, Gifts, and clothing! Its a great place just to "Browse"!

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Thank fdevilling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Chautauqua Bookstore while staying at the Athenaeum Hotel as part of a pre-season Road Scholar trip to Chautauqua. This bookstore has any- and everything you might want or need...books related to the Institution and the speakers' topics as well as wonderful selections for children of all ages, plenty of clothing items, souvenirs of all kinds, beautiful scarves,... More 

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Thank MaryB44207
central Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I go to the Bookstore about every day. It is centrally located on the Brick Walk along Bestor Plaza and is next to a good place to eat. Pick up a newspaper, unique gift, a card to send to a friend and celebrate at birthday, or get a book written by one of the Chautuaqua speakers. If you are lucky... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Carries a little bit of everything. From the books written by lecturers to Chautauqua sweatshirts and matchbox cars for kids. I'm quite sure you can find something of interest in this shop.

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Thank afinnmom
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very good selection of books, unique gifty items and Chautauqua souvenirs. I head straight for the biography section - excellent variety.

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Thank AMFranczyk
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is so great to walk into an Independent Bookstore that no only appears to be thriving, but where you can meet the owner at the cash register. They have a wide range of titles from the current NY Times reviewed fiction and non-fiction to the more eclectic titles that represent the wok and learning happening at the Institution.

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Thank Krissy G
Chautauqua, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am never at a loss of finding something interesting, compelling or Bigfoot oriented at the Chautauqua Institution's Book Store. The only thing I miss is a Magazine rack, but "everything else" makes up in a Bigfoot kind of way "Awesome"...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

....if you didn't visit the Bookstore when you are lucky enough to be in the charming Chautauqua Institution. In the summer it is the place to get your reading material, your newspaper, or get plugged into what is happening during that day of "the season". In the winter you could spend hours with their exhaustive collection of books in such... More 

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