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Chautauqua Bookstore

Chautauqua, NY
+1 716-357-2151
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Books, Ideas, Inspiration

The bookstore at Chautauqua makes me want to spend lots of time inspecting and sampling their wide... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Thomas K
Fairfax, Virginia

Truly an outstanding old fashioned bookstore. It has so many Wonderful books in a variety of... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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Historic bookstore founded in 1874 in tents.
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“art supplies” (4 reviews)
“non fiction” (3 reviews)
Chautauqua, NY
+1 716-357-2151
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The bookstore at Chautauqua makes me want to spend lots of time inspecting and sampling their wide variety of excellent books. I'd call it a sanctuary in the middle of calm, but it's more the opposite; a busy place for people to look, buy books,...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Truly an outstanding old fashioned bookstore. It has so many Wonderful books in a variety of genres. It has a kids reading list for the summer and tons of books to support the speakers that are there for the week. I visited a few times...More

Thank kqbj
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great selection of books, shirts, and cute gift ideas. I got high quality sweatshirt and hubby got nice Reebok under armor with Chatauga on it.

Thank allrightie
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Of books used during the sessions as well as broad selection of other books, some clothes, and other stuff. Worth a stop if you are attending Institute programs

Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great local bookstore open 7 am to 9 pm! Books, gifts, art supplies and more in this charming bookstore on the main Bestor Plaza.

Thank Maryleegosz
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This large must-see bookstore offers gifts, memorabilia, etc. in addition to books. I found some interesting titles, and entered into conversations with other customers on good reads! It's an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Peg R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

To call it a bookstore doesn't give you the full picture. It does have a great book selection but so much more. Great gifts, card selection, toys and Chautauqua items. A must at the Institution.

Thank Annmarie R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A great bookstore. Of course there are the sweatshirts and candles, but there are also lots of good books, especially in the areas of the institute's interests: religion, arts, politics, media. Prices are reasonable, and this is the best place to shop for gifts. Excellent...More

Thank LauraJean
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Must see stop. Other then books also has clothing, postcards and other collectable has local books and souvenirs.

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

There are many interesting items in this book store. If you are of liberal or progressive viewpoint; or interested in understanding their views, you will like this bookstore.

Thank hank g
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