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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

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Best Bookstore ever! I’ve been to 100’s

Beautiful historic building on 3rd near the capital and museum. The staff where friendly ... Great... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Used Book Overload! Awesome!!

Being a book nerd this place was Nirvana. Almost too much to take in so plan on a while to soak it... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Allen, Texas
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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 November 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic building on 3rd near the capital and museum. The staff where friendly ... Great coffee served in handsome mugs at a good price. But it’s the extensive selection of new and used books which blew me away. They where setting up for an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Being a book nerd this place was Nirvana. Almost too much to take in so plan on a while to soak it all in. There is a coffee shop to aid your hunt. Check out the Robinson rare book section. They do need their own...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann328
Reviewed September 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed September 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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