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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

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1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
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Harrisburg Transportation Center16 min
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Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive
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Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive

This self-guided GPS audio tour is Part 3 of a four-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked this trail and the dramas that unfolded as Indians and European settlers collide. <br><br>This part of the series begins at the Sideling Hill travel plaza. It continues over and under wilderness ridges before levelling off and crossing the broad Susquehanna River Valley. By the time you reach the end at the Highspire travel plaza, you also will have reached a new understanding about life here centuries ago.<br><br>We'll hear the story of Tree Worm and his controlling mother-in-law. We'll learn why a tribe was called the Hemp People. Do you like Indian Summers? The people who coined the term absolutely dreaded them. I'll tell you why. We'll learn to speak a little Seneca, and get the story on a boarding school that served as the model for turning Indians into "true civilized Americans."
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Jay S wrote a review Mar 2020
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania117 contributions44 helpful votes
This is a huge Independent Bookstore-one of a vanishing breed. Has a very comfortable antique feel..kind of like stepping back in time. Great selection and regularly hosts lectures and book signings by national and well known authors-for example Salman Rushdie who recently appeared. Add extra time to browse the bargain books of which there seem to be thousands. There is a small free lot behind the store. On-street parking is limited, meter controlled and fairly costly. Neighborhood not necessarily the best but is steadily gentrifying. Baked goods and very good coffee are available. If you don't see what you want, just ask-it's most likely available.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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shottsinthedarkpara wrote a review Mar 2020
Indiana, Pennsylvania197 contributions81 helpful votes
There is a large assortment of books. They do their best to organize but I drove 45minutes from Gettysburg to an overpriced bookstore where I can get the same selections online at Amazon for less. There is coffee,teas and bakery selections but on a Sunday in March.. it was a bit empty. There were also assorted homeless men (obvious) hiding in corners of the building which seemed to be a put off for some.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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SongBird212 wrote a review Dec 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania41 contributions4 helpful votes
This large, welcoming bookstore is well stocked with all the latest books as well as a large collection of used books on all topics. The children’s section, the art books, the history books, and the fiction are some of my favorites. They host talks by current authors, sell coffee and yummy snacks. You can curl up in any number of comfy armchairs and spend a few golden hours. Not to miss! Oh, and it’s the mayor’s business. How cool is that?!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Live2 B Mobile wrote a review Dec 2019
Cody, Wyoming40 contributions8 helpful votes
We're from out-of-state but whenever we're in the Harrisburg area we make it a point to stop by for a few hours. The extensive history section is our favorite. We almost always find a book or two to add to our collection. Prices are reasonable and most books are in very good to excellent condition. Highly recommended you stop by if you're used book addiction starts getting the better of you. This place will provide you the fix you need.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kdllv19 wrote a review Nov 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania134 contributions28 helpful votes
Someone suggested we stop here and boy are we glad we did! It was such a great experience. The books are amazing and they never end! Just when you think you’ve seen them all, you enter another room of treasures!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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