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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
+1 717-236-1680
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A book lover's paradise!!

For bookworms, this place is heaven! A beautifully decorated storefront with 2 floors to explore... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny F
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Montreal, Canada
Fantastic destination!

This is a must see for book lovers. Really beautiful place and just about any book you could... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
tgcatmr
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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!
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“coffee bar” (12 reviews)
“book lovers” (9 reviews)
“book store” (8 reviews)
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1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For bookworms, this place is heaven! A beautifully decorated storefront with 2 floors to explore. Every type of book, neatly organized in sections...I could easily have spent an entire day exploring every nook and cranny. Makes for a wonderful experience, and they even have a...More

Thank Jenny F
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see for book lovers. Really beautiful place and just about any book you could want. Plan to spend some time. It goes on forever and you don't want to miss anything. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I can't say enough good things....More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Absolute love it!! They bring all the latest author in person. You can have a cup of coffee or a breakfast or lunch . Awesome to walk thought the path way upstairs down stairs. You can come and meet and greet your friends or make...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

My wife had called and ordered a book. They called and told us it was in. Good so far. Well this place is really nice, bright and friendly. The person we checked with got the book immediately and then told my wife about other books...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Such a great bookstore. Huge selection, old and rare books, comfy chairs, plenty of tables, and they host visiting authors for discussions and book signings. Great place to stop in for a visit!

Thank Stacey P
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was completely thrilled with the sheer size and amount of books that were here. They have all different genres and even rare and used books. I came once before and insisted that this was one of the places I came during my visit. I...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

What an amazing place! And it doesn't stop! There are levels downstairs that just keep winding around! We had to go back the next morning to finish looking around, and even then we bought so many books we had to ship them home. The coffee...More

Thank westerndriver
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing and abundant collection of used and new books in every subject, arrayed in a seemingly endless series of rooms. Easy to lose yourself there.

Thank Helene K
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

we spent two hours here and totally enjoyed this place. there is a children's area. also a classical cafe area for hanging out. the american history section is great! highly recommended for family visit or solo

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow. Really for folks who love books, arts, children's literature, rare items, history books - live music, book talks - oh and a coffee bar that makes an iced coffee like a martini and smells like brownies baking - you've landed in nirvana....More

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