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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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Friendly and reasonable

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Alissa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

This throwback to pre-amazon online bookstore is in a business part of downtown Milwaukee. It is a friendly, large bookstore with good lighting, helpful staff and large selection. It is neat and pretty well organized, and has two cats that are happy to sit on your lap while you read, Milo and Merlin.

Thank Ellen R
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

I am a big fan of second hand and used bookstores. In recent years I've been going to Half Price books and also a local chain called Frugal Muse. Since I was going to Milwaukee for a couple of days, I searched Yelp for a used bookstore or two. When I found Downtown Books and the great reviews it got,... More 

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