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

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Bookstore❤️

The bookstore has been a favorite of myself and my family for over 30 years. It is a " must stop" every year and it never disappoints! Unfortunately, it is located inside of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kathleen S
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Hamburg
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Hamburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The bookstore has been a favorite of myself and my family for over 30 years. It is a " must stop" every year and it never disappoints! Unfortunately, it is located inside of the Institution, but it still is worth all of the hassle and Hell it takes to get in.

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Thank Kathleen S
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this bookstore on our recent stay. They have a wide variety of books written by local authors as well as books written about Chautauqua itself. Large selection of fiction and non fiction too! We really enjoyed the gifts we were able to purchase there for our grandchildren due to the diversity of fun games, etc. Really this store... More 

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Thank baffled4232011
Vancouver, Washington
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place reminded me of a fabulous college bookstore. Everything your mind and heat desires to enhance your Chautauqua experience. It is large, carries a great selection of books, jewelry, journals, mementoes,souvenirs toys, games . Etc, etc etc all you could ever imagine and all in good taste, no junk here. An adjoining cafe offers light refreshments, lots of open... More 

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Thank Lorraine & Ken W
Chautauqua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem in a crown that is Chautauqua Institution! The Manager and staff are extremely knowledgable, helpful and most cordial. As a year-round facility they can be counted on for having something for most everyone from the most recent CLCS reading list books to great great things for the grandkids.

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Thank ChrisYatesSr
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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Thank Olle W
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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Thank Freespirit134
Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank catmomcentralOhio
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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