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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
+1 717-236-1680
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Interesting book selection

Wide array of new and used books. Building itself is interesting with lots of seating. We visited... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beachwood, Ohio
Worth a visit

If you want a book, this store has EVERYTHING to choose from. I visited this great bookstore whilst... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“book lovers” (9 reviews)
“coffee bar” (10 reviews)
“rare books” (8 reviews)
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1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
+1 717-236-1680
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wide array of new and used books. Building itself is interesting with lots of seating. We visited on a weekday morning so very few people there. Was hoping for more textile and fiber related books but my friend found a few to purchase at decent...More

Thank svjanis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a book, this store has EVERYTHING to choose from. I visited this great bookstore whilst on my holiday to the USA. Fantastic books at fantastic prices. By the way, I visited the bookstore in 2015, but the earliest date option was June...More

Thank _frahman01
Reviewed 14 April 2017

if you want a book, you should be able to find it. cute cafe, but no Gluten free options. several lectures were going on. could use more seating.

Thank maryann w
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We were excited when we saw the brochure for this bookstore- stating 100,000 second hand, out of print and scholarly books. We thought we'd spend several hours there, but ended up only being there about 45 minutes. The new books that were prominently displayed as...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

excellent place to chill, & enjoy the atmosphere of a class act bookstore in the heart of the city, great coffee, new & second hand books, & lots of yummy pasteries

Thank tmr1885
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had no idea how HUGE and absolutely wonderful this "bookstore" is from seeing it on the outside. It used to be a movie theater in its former life and still has the marvelous stairs and wrought iron hand railings. I wanted to stay in...More

Thank bittenatthebayside
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I have never seen so many art books in one place! You could get lost in the history section! The store is big and clean. Lots of dreams and ideas on the shelves!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited the Midtown Scholar Bookstore for the first time, and were very impressed with their wide selection of books, new and used. They also have a small cafe where we had terrific homemade soup and a slice of the cake just like my momma...More

Thank urbanite1
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The outside of the bulding makes it aeem a bit small and like it wont be to big inside, but then comes the suprise when you enter. What do you see? An expansive collection of used books! The books are divided into categories and each...More

Thank travelinggiant
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Midtown is a huge space, old building turned into an enormous bookstore. It is divided into little rooms, some of which are very poorly lit, with tight aisles, making it difficult to see what is on the floor to ceiling shelves. The maps and sign-posting...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
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