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Address: 624 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5001
Phone Number:
+1 414-224-1799
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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A good place to get lost...

Downtown Books is a gem in Downtown Milwaukee. It's a great place to visit on a rainy day and get lost among the books. Downside to the new (ish) location is that it's not as cool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Books is a gem in Downtown Milwaukee. It's a great place to visit on a rainy day and get lost among the books. Downside to the new (ish) location is that it's not as cool as the old building, but the upside is that it feels more organized and easier to find things. I almost always find something I'm... More 

Thank Ann B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever I have some free time I make a visit to the bookstore. The people who work there are very friendly and helpful. They have books that I have never seen at a bigger type bookstore and they are floor to ceiling. I normally get overwhelmed with stores so full but the layout of this store makes it feel more... More 

Thank crystalg564
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Reasonable prices, and the owner and his cats were very friendly :) if we came back to Milwaukee we'd definitely stop again.

Thank Alissa W
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

rows and rows of neatly and logically organized books for leisurely perusal. Also there are two, cute cats to (s)purr you along in finding the right edition of that novel you are looking for...

Thank Stephanie S
Wood Dale, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Floor to ceiling bookstore with a great selection. It's organized by genre and alphabetized by author, which makes the book you're looking for relatively easy to find. There were two cats in the store, but I didn't smell any cat urine. Also, the friend I was with and I have allergies and we were fine.

Thank Melanie387
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I like this place and try to get there every time I am in downtown Milwaukee. I have been impressed with the selection (as another reviewer states "floor-to-ceiling") and the prices are great. The cats are friendly, too.

Thank Mike M
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I periodically go here to browse when I have time. Books are floor to ceiling on every topic. You might have to get up on a ladder or ask the store clerk to do it. Prices are cheap.

Thank JanetCarol
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129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The book deals are pretty good depending on what it is you are looking for. Be warned if you have cat allergies. There are cats that roam the bookstore and it smells like them-- A LOT!

Thank Sarah S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great place to find the book you can not find anywhere else. also have economical prices and friendly employees.

Thank taxman2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a very unique book store. Nothing fancy, but they have a HUGE selection of books, record albums and more. They have step stools and ladders for customers to climb if they would like something ontop of the tall shelves. I especially love the three cats that live there and walk around the place.

Thank TinyDancer_11

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