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Janke Book Store

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Wausau Institution!

Great family owned business that’s been open in Wausau for 99 years. I was in town for a wedding... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Quaint bookstore

I was looking for a bookstore to visit while on a business trip to Wausau. I found the best store... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Pensacola, Florida
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505 N 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403-4830
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Great family owned business that’s been open in Wausau for 99 years. I was in town for a wedding and stumbled in here while exploring downtown. This store is great, it is full of gifts, toys, games, puzzles, and of course tons of books. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a bookstore to visit while on a business trip to Wausau. I found the best store. This lttle store was exactly what I was looking for. It have souvenirs and little local items. I spent my morning browsing. I would really...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Christicookies
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We lived in Wausau 40+ years ago and this was a favorite of my two year daughter then. still a great place to browse and lots of good books for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Nana5838
Reviewed March 3, 2018

They are so very helpful and friendly. If they do not have it, they will certainly try to get it for you.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Helen M
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Friendly knowledgeable staff and so much more than books will make your stop at Janke's one you will remember. It is a great place to shop for birthday/Christmas/etc. If you are looking for the hard to find item, ask one of their great people. If...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mmd19691007
Reviewed December 21, 2017

love this place. every time i go in here there is something new to explore. truly a place to stop when you are in the down town area.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

simple love this store. In the age where there seems to be a general lack of retaining the culture of "old shopping" This store is the throwback, you must see if you come to Wausau. From the friendly and knowledgeable staff, you can be transported...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank wausauron
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Whenever we visit Wausau, we like to stop by the Janke Bookstore. Having lived in the community years ago, it is an anchor for us where we can visit with the owners, often bump into friends, and patronize an actual, independent book store in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed September 10, 2017

What a fantastic place to buy or just look at books and more books. GREAT service GREAT selection of reading material. If you really want a book this is where you go.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ron M
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Loved visiting this spot- especially the shelf with the book club selections - it is fun to see what other book clubs are reading and to remember those selections as possible suggestions for my own book group! This store is filled with a nice mix...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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