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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Opens in 7 min: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Great Bookstore for everyone

We entered this bookstore and was amazed to see books from floor to ceiling. This bookstore holds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
not your cookie cutter book store

I loved the old building the bookstore is in (used to be an old theater and a department store) and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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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...more
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1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
+1 717-236-1680
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We entered this bookstore and was amazed to see books from floor to ceiling. This bookstore holds about 200,000 books used and new. I enjoyed looking around at all the books and found myself finding a cozy corner and reading one of my favorite books....More

Thank Ann328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the old building the bookstore is in (used to be an old theater and a department store) and the inside gave me a warm and cozy feeling. There are 2 cafes inside (the coffee smelled so good and the pastries looked yummy). Some...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This book store is crazy good! Walk in and smell the coffee, see the books and feel the scholarly atmosphere. This is a large bookstore with a cozy feel. On the first floor there are new books and nice displays along with a wonderful little...More

Thank katywanders
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Aside from the wonderful used and new selections, which were handpicked, I was delighted to find a print room in the basement. There were bookplates, original woodcuts, linos, etchings and lithos to dig through, plus a small room filled with books about printmaking, another with...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This was my first visit to Midtown Scholar but it won't be my last! The moment you walk in the doors you will be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of books lining the walls. It is beautifully set up so that things are easy to...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This is the second time I have been to the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, and it is just as good, if not better, than the last time. There are books for just about any subject, and multiple floors to search for these books. There are also...More

Thank aldelgado1978
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

An independent bookstore is hard to find, but this is a large, well stocked bookstore (and café) featuring new books as well as used books on every subject. Looking for children’s books? There is an entire large room devoted to children’s books. Rare books? Ask...More

Thank SongBird212
Reviewed June 7, 2018

You'll be overwhelmed by the awesome atmosphere and book collection. Any visitor to Harrisburg will want to include Midtown Scholar on their itinerary. Over 200,000 books on seven levels at great prices. Coffee bar and pastry café. Near Broad Street Market and Millworks restaurant. Owned...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Experienced a Friday night with a band, and there was probably at least 100 people in attendance. We called ahead and asked if we could bring in food from Broad Street Market, but buy coffee/latte's while listening to the music, and it was no issue....More

Thank we4singalto
Reviewed June 3, 2018

I've been too a bookstore or two in my time and Midtown Scholar Bookstore is the best I've ever been too (including Powell's in Portland and Strand in NYC). At first, I thought I was impressed because I didn't expect it in a smaller city...More

Thank Austin G
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