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The Book Center

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Lots of books, cigars, cats and conversation

This is a book store with variety. They sell new books, used books, magazines, kids books and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Char M
Columbia, Maryland
A favorite stop in downtown Cumberland

Wonderful, welcoming, quiet, good. A bookstore to visit when you have time to ramble, a great... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
unhappy c
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22 May 2017
“Lots of books, cigars, cats and conversation”
29 Feb 2016
“A quirky bookshop! You can buy a book, get your weekly lottery ticket, adopt a kitten AND purchase a Premium Cigar!”
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a book store with variety. They sell new books, used books, magazines, kids books and shelter cats. I looked extensively through their used books which is most of the books, and found one to read. We liked petting the cats as well. The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is a quirky place in huge premises that feels almost like an old warehouse. Apparently the business started out more than 50 years ago as a magazine wholesaler and newsstand. They’ve got tons of used and new books, magazines and newspapers for sale. They...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Wonderful, welcoming, quiet, good. A bookstore to visit when you have time to ramble, a great place for discovering titles of which you've never heard, historic gems and second-hand goodies. Plus they seem to cherish cats, and have some on the premises. Right around the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank unhappy c
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I love independently run book shops so of course I had to stop in. Nice selection of new and used books for all ages. They also work with a local animal adoption agency and you can visit with the kittens they have in the store...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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