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“Our Doylestown Day-Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Doylestown Bookshop

The Doylestown Bookshop
Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Doylestown
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Our Doylestown Day-Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We drove up to Doylestown in early March just to walk the very-interesting compact downtown (not crowded that day), and were very pleased by the many locally-owned venues -- of which the Bookshop is a fine example. We've been in many of the "big-box" bookstores and bought many books from both them and Amazon, but there's a calm intelligence in the Bookshop. We both bought books from the extensive "Staff Picks" shelves as well as the current issue of Writers Digest (there was a seat for me to savor my book, and I liked it so much I bought it on the spot rather than hesitate and later forget -- there are quite a few soft seats). --- The kids section is quite large, but I didn't think to look for restrooms. --- I recommend arriving early in Doylestown (Google "doylestown city map"), and spending about 4 to 6 hours window-gazing and shopping. Street parking is only a quarter an hour, and the downtown theater has quality films. Doylestown, and the Bookshop, get 5 stars!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Feels like a visit to the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Going to the lovely Doylestown Bookshop is like stepping into the past. it is a locally owned bookstore with friendly! helpful! knowledgable staff. Great magazine section, along with the latest best sellers. But my favorite is the extensive children's section. the kids can feel so comfy looking at the books and enjoying every arranged to fit their age category. Don't miss it!

Visited November 2013
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Shop independent, shop local”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

One of the few independent and locally owned bookstores in the area. The owners are civic minded and host many fun events in their store. Selection is broad, service is great and prices are fair.

Visited September 2013
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Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful Local Bookstore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

The old local bookstore still exists in Doylestown. The store carries a wide range of books in all categories including a large section for children and pre-teens. There is also a nice selection of greeting cards and magazines available. The store offers frequent book signing events and also special events for children. It additionally a great place to stop for a cup of coffee, local newspaper and visitor information.

Visited October 2013
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Bucks Co. PA
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Indie Boookshop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

If you are tied of ebooks and Amazon just want to browse a real bookstore this is the place for you! Friendly staff and helpful. The books are easy to find and they send out a newsletter every month. Don't pass this bookstore up!

Visited September 2012
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