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Minus one more good book store

Galena, Illinois, is the largest shopping mall in the country, 10 city blocks of boutiques... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Book World coming to an end

Book World in Galena (and other locations) is going out of business, which is truly a shame. This... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Palatine, Illinois
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  • Average16%
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19 Aug 2018
“Minus one more good book store”
23 Nov 2017
“Book World coming to an end”
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Galena, Illinois, is the largest shopping mall in the country, 10 city blocks of boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, furniture stores, antique stores, boutiques, candy stores and museums. What it needs is a few more good book stores. Two that have gone...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Book World in Galena (and other locations) is going out of business, which is truly a shame. This store was a staple of every Galena visit that we made. It is a decent sized store without being overly huge, which offered a wide variety of...More

Thank Dr_Xaos
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Book World is one of those stores in Galena and elsewhere that just begs you to come in and browse through their store. With a lot of books and magazines, you should be able to find something that you like. When we were in Galena,...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I love going into book stores and this one was a real treat. It was not that big but jam packed with a wide variety of books. The children's section was exceptional. I found some things not found in other stores. The clerk was friendly...More

Thank set2go52
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

There was a wide variety to choose from, but not much you can't find other places. They had a wide variety of magazines to choose from as well, which was nice, and there were many that aren't easy to find.

Thank Casey T
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Book World is a chain of 45 independent self-service book stores located in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota. One of the chain's most recent stores is located in Galena, Illinois. It wasn't there the last time we visited. It is a welcome addition. Have...More

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