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“Easy to find independent bookstore”

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Scholar, has hundreds of great children's and young adult titles and features weekly activities! The Yellow Wall Gallery features a different artist monthly. Also stop in to Robinson's Rare Books and Fine Prints Room. The cafe provides excellent service and great products including Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea. We host dozens of book clubs and community events weekly, as well as live music on weekends. Stop in and see for yourself why the Midtown Scholar is the hidden gem of Harrisburg! OPEN 7 DAYS!
Marlboro, New York
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Easy to find independent bookstore”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

There are a great many new and used books in this bookstore, which also sells drinks and snacks. Many books on art, movies, classics, etc., plus children's books and much more, with specialty books rather than more mainstream titles when we were there. Lots of chairs, and there is free WiFi. Great place to stop and browse.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank dengaro
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bookstore with character”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

A delightful place to visit whether you are in search of books, live music or some refreshment. Helpful friendly staff. A unique experience..and right across from Broad Street Market.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Elizabeth L
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171 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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“Book Lovers Paradise”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Book Lovers beware! If you enter here, you will find it difficult to leave. Beautiful facility. We loved discovering hidden treasures on all the various levels. Browsing is encouraged, but If you need assistance, it is readily available. I loved the huge poetry and art section. If you are in a hurry, access their online site a few days before your visit and they will pull the books you want and have them waiting for you in the store. But really - it's so much more fun exploring the stacks yourself.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank nationalparkPa
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
344 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Amazing selection”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Midtown Scholar is almost as impressive as Powell's. They have tons of levels and books in every category imaginable. It's easy to spend hours here just browsing. They also have a room with rare books and prints, which is pretty neat to look at.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank TravelsWithRuby
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“An extraordinary collection of books; cozy atmospere & great coffee”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great collections of new and used books, amazing books of art, design and history, and many University press books. Some great bargins, some hard to find elsewhere, and a great place to spend hours and hours browsing.

Visited December 2012
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