We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

3601 Walnut Street, Sansom Common, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3895
+1 215-898-7595
Call
Save
Review Highlights
lots of options but pricey

big selection and helpful polite staff and clean bathroom. The shirts are pricey but all college... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen E
,
Nassau, New York
Great selection of University Apparel

Bought some shirts here for the family, while attending Executive Education at Wharton. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
rlb_4
,
Spruce Grove, Canada
Read all 17 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
3 days ago
“lots of options but pricey”
11 Oct 2017
“Great selection of University Apparel”
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION
3601 Walnut Street, Sansom Common, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3895
University City
CONTACT
+1 215-898-7595
Write a ReviewReviews (17)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

big selection and helpful polite staff and clean bathroom. The shirts are pricey but all college shirts are pricey anywhere you go.

Thank Karen E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Bought some shirts here for the family, while attending Executive Education at Wharton. Lots of selection in all different styles.

Thank rlb_4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Penn plants are hibernating. The campus look is totally different now. Now those squirrels are more exposed for predation by the pair of red tailed hawk inhabiting in the campus. Happy thanksgiving

Thank Natureholic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Full if anything from Athletics clothes and books and all the University things with very nice designs ! Well located around the Central Pennsylvania University buildings

Thank Manuel C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Run by Barnes and noble. Nice assortment of the usual college apparel and books. Good cafe inside. New and nicely appointed but not a "charming" space

Thank jonadoc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Penn Bookstore include much more than books. It is like the Nordstoms of bookstores. There are books, clothing, university and city paraphenalia and an adjacent cafe. Returns are no problem if returned within 30 days. Just browse through it when you get a chance....More

Thank Laura S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Bookstore, sells everything you needs in daily life. Agh, expensive though. Nonetheless, bookstore has variety of collection. You can buy small items as souvenir for yourself or for family and friends.

Thank Natureholic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Remember the days when you could hit a university town and spend the day moving from bookstore to bookstore, browsing with purpose and stretching your brain in a matter of hours? You can still do that here. While UPenn Bookstore knows it's 2016 and has...More

Thank William S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I love this bookshop! A wonderful ambience with inspiring architecture and friendly staff. Brings together a good store of academic theoretical and course-related UPenn textbooks with community aspects such as a good cafe, excellent local books (e.g. on murals and local history, plus art and...More

Thank Jill J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 December 2014

While this is a college bookstore, it offers many other options. Not only can you buy books for UPenn's classes, but there are other books, such as fiction, non-fiction and magazines, etc., that you would see in a non-college bookstore as well. There is a...More

Thank Ashley C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
1,490 reviews
.10 km away
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
1,446 reviews
.17 km away
The Study at University City
132 reviews
.43 km away
Homewood Suites University City
722 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Restaurants
White Dog Cafe
644 reviews
.16 km away
Pod
361 reviews
.15 km away
Sang Kee Noodle House
151 reviews
.18 km away
The New Deck Tavern
138 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of Pennsylvania
501 reviews
.76 km away
30th Street Station Philadelphia
501 reviews
1.06 km away
Penn Museum
380 reviews
.51 km away
Schuylkill River Trail
130 reviews
1.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from University of Pennsylvania Bookstore staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit