We had read about this place and wanted to see what it was about. It is a cavernous bookstore/coffee shop/bakery on North Third St., a few blocks north of Forrester. We were amazed at the size, on 4 levels, and the amount. of new, used and rare books. There is a lovely old fashioned saloon bar, where you can order drinks, snacks, etc. Prices were slightly high--$2 for a cup of regular coffee and $.3.25 for a medium hot chocolate which was fair and not "hot.". There is free WiFi and many tables around the place. When we were there, most of the patrons were sitting at tables, reading, using the internet, etc. We saw few people actually browsing. In one section is a stage for events and the store hosts poetry readings, music, etc,
We were impressed that Harrisburg would have an interesting, independent bookstore where you could go and spend time in a leisurely fashion. The neighborhood is a little rough around the edges. The Broad St. Market is across the street. There is metered street parking (which we were told by people outside that went to 4 PM, although we did not see any signs indicating that) and there is parking in the rear.
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