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Legends Books, Antiques & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain


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Reviewed January 6, 2020

Former bank, now soda fountain/ice cream parlor. The furniture, especially the bar imported from Italy 150 years ago, is gorgeous! Downstairs in the used book area are preserved areas where the tunnels can be seen - the tunnels were used by businesses and gold miners...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed August 19, 2019

If you love the old and new-this is a cool place to visit. My daughter found a first edition, Stephen King book for a decent price. Nice people work here.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 15, 2019

We stopped in to take a look at the books and get a cool drink. Marvelous staff and incredible Italian cream soda!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 1, 2019

When we finished all our trip books, we were recommended to try out Legends. Not only did we find some fun books, but the cellar has a spring and a tunnel!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Not a lot of places will even serve an Ice Cream Soda, it seems to be a lost art. They are made at Legends and made well. They offer all the traditional flavors but are also happy to mix it up. I had a praline...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We visited the Gold Rush towns north of Yosemite and had a great day. We stopped in this store to look at antique books for my collection. What we found was a fantastic soda fountain and an old building with an interesting history. Including an...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We were told to visit here by a local shop girl. Upon entering you view the large and wooden bar/soda fountain. If you take the stairs to the basement you'll find yourself among me many used books for sale. The air is hot and humid...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I was on a recent vacation to Sonora with my Mom and had read about this shop before our trip. I am so glad we took the time to stop in. Very interesting. According to the woman we spoke to there, the place was originally...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

On family vacation passing through Sonora, we loved this place! While my daughter ordered a classic ice cream soda, the rest of us explored the downstairs bookstore in what was once a mine shaft. Each end features a peek into the tunnel, complete with mine...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We had no clue what to expect when we walked in, but were very surprised by the warm welcome we received. The bar area looks and is pleasant, and the lady of the establishment, Margie, is hospitable and fun to talk to. She knows a...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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