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Taylor Books Cafe

226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
+1 304-342-1461
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“book store” (12 reviews)
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Cafe, American
226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Nice to see an independent book shop. They've devoted a lot of space to the cafe, which has a nice feel. But the book selection is narrower than you'd expect. The used section holds the only things worth seeking out.

1  Thank Toby D
Reviewed 12 May 2016

If visiting Charleston, make a point of stopping by this bookstore (pre- Amazon, B&N, etc.!). Wonderful selection of interesting books, both new and used. Cafe is super-mellow, and a great place to just hang out or take a break. Art gallery has interesting rotating stuff...More

1  Thank Schrodinger Cat
Reviewed 6 May 2016

When this book store opened in downtown Charleston all bets were against it lasting. In fact a large name book store closed up shortly after. But Taylor's books has a character that no other book store in the area does. They have hard to find...More

1  Thank 54Greg
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The cafe bistro area inside Taylor Books is brilliant. The soup, salad and desserts that we had were fresh, local, and delicious. Nice wine selection and live music make for a perfectly relaxing Friday night.

1  Thank 1localArtist
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Stopped in this shop while waiting for a table next door. Nice selection of books and gifts, coffee, and they had live music. Stop in if you have the chance.

Thank ProfExit1
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This unique, fun book store is worth a visit. An art gallery includes great pottery, art, jewelry and more. The book are is great. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and a muffin as you enjoy this venue.

Thank Patty D
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Intriguing book store with an art exhibit and a coffee shop/cafe offering solid coffee. We ordered the special of the day, Santa's Helper. A white mocha with gingerbread flavor and espresso. Tasted like Christmas. Very pleased sipping this while I perused the large, diverse selection...More

Reviewed 27 October 2015

One of my favorite places in Charleston. A great selection of magazines, local and international, as well as books. They have very good reviews and staff recommendations, and this is the place to go if you want to support local business. There is an annex...More

Thank HeloiseRxph
Reviewed 15 October 2015

A nice walk in location. Nearby restaurants, etc. They offer a quit relaxing atmosphere, but it's a bit small to offer as most as you'd like from a store of this type and given its location. But if quit and small is what you prefer,...More

Thank allenfizer
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a nice place to relax, have a cup of joe, and at times take in a show. The staff are very friendly and accomodating.

Thank WV_Wanderers
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9 April 2016|
Response from Patty D | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them . I have only seen publicity in the local paper or on flyers at store.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301-2206
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461
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