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Midtown Scholar Bookstore

1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
+1 717-236-1680
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A Top Independent Bookstore in the USA

You'll be overwhelmed by the awesome atmosphere and book collection. Any visitor to Harrisburg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph B
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Mechanicsberg
Music and Latte

Experienced a Friday night with a band, and there was probably at least 100 people in attendance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
we4singalto
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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The Midtown Scholar is an award-winning bookstore & cafe. With over 100,000 used, discount, & rare books in inventory, we have the largest collection of used books between New York and Chicago. Over 1 million books are available online! The Little Scholar, has hundreds of great children's and young adult titles and features weekly activities! The Yellow Wall Gallery features a different artist monthly. Also stop in to Robinson's Rare Books and Fine Prints Room. The cafe provides excellent service and great products including Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea. We host dozens of book clubs and community events weekly, as well as live music on weekends. Stop in and see for yourself why the Midtown Scholar is the hidden gem of Harrisburg! OPEN 7 DAYS!
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“coffee bar” (12 reviews)
“book lovers” (9 reviews)
“book store” (8 reviews)
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1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1906
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+1 717-236-1680
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll be overwhelmed by the awesome atmosphere and book collection. Any visitor to Harrisburg will want to include Midtown Scholar on their itinerary. Over 200,000 books on seven levels at great prices. Coffee bar and pastry café. Near Broad Street Market and Millworks restaurant. Owned...More

Thank Joseph B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experienced a Friday night with a band, and there was probably at least 100 people in attendance. We called ahead and asked if we could bring in food from Broad Street Market, but buy coffee/latte's while listening to the music, and it was no issue....More

Thank we4singalto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been too a bookstore or two in my time and Midtown Scholar Bookstore is the best I've ever been too (including Powell's in Portland and Strand in NYC). At first, I thought I was impressed because I didn't expect it in a smaller city...More

Thank Austin G
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

This one of the best bookstores that I have been to. They have a very large selection of used and new books. Saw some used book selections that I have not seen before. They also have a coffee shop inside. It had a good choice...More

Thank Reed S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

For bookworms, this place is heaven! A beautifully decorated storefront with 2 floors to explore. Every type of book, neatly organized in sections...I could easily have spent an entire day exploring every nook and cranny. Makes for a wonderful experience, and they even have a...More

Thank Jenny F
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a must see for book lovers. Really beautiful place and just about any book you could want. Plan to spend some time. It goes on forever and you don't want to miss anything. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I can't say enough good things....More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Absolute love it!! They bring all the latest author in person. You can have a cup of coffee or a breakfast or lunch . Awesome to walk thought the path way upstairs down stairs. You can come and meet and greet your friends or make...More

Thank mjgreco1
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

My wife had called and ordered a book. They called and told us it was in. Good so far. Well this place is really nice, bright and friendly. The person we checked with got the book immediately and then told my wife about other books...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Such a great bookstore. Huge selection, old and rare books, comfy chairs, plenty of tables, and they host visiting authors for discussions and book signings. Great place to stop in for a visit!

Thank Stacey P
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I was completely thrilled with the sheer size and amount of books that were here. They have all different genres and even rare and used books. I came once before and insisted that this was one of the places I came during my visit. I...More

1  Thank traveler16758
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