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The Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg

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4.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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  • Warning...if you decide to experience this amazing bookstore, plan to spend a lot of time here. There are so many new and used books to choose from, expect to be somewhat overwhelmed...but in a good w...  read more »
  • After the Capitol is, perhaps, the second place in coolness. Very nice old-style shop, with an interesting selection of books and nicely spaced. There is a chance to get on sale of old books for one or two dollars. Cons: Cafe inside the store does not inspire confidence. Fortunately, just across the road is a local attraction in Broad Street Market, so that visiting these objects very easily combine-)
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  • You don't often go out of your way to go to a bookstore, but it's been so long since we've been to one, my wife and I drove a half-hour to Harrisburg just to see this store. This is unlike any booksto...  read more »
  • Midtown Scholar felt like a mini version of the library in 'Beauty and the Beast.' You walk in and the majority of the walls are covered in books! If there are no books on the wall, the space is occupied by a beautiful mural, artwork, or posters showing upcoming events. They seem to have just about every subject of book and the categories are clearly marked. There is even a downstairs that I briefly looked at. I can't say much for the prices of the books as I did not see much pricing, but I only looked at a few books, so maybe I am missing something. The bookstore also has a cafe and seems to hold many scholarly events throughout the week. Overall, it seems like a great place to casually book browse and there is a very calm, quiet atmosphere. I definitely want to come back and spend a little more time here!
  • Nice environment with comfy seating and other tables with outlets. Books are overpriced (as most book stores are) and the coffee is very overpriced (and tastes bad). Sketchy neighborhood with scattered parking.
  • Extensive selection, amazing atmosphere in a repurposed building. Cafe had good snacks and coffee, staff was talkative and enthusiastic. We sat, enjoyed a book and a bite while watching a chess club, then shopped. A perfect trip.
  • This place is exactly what I expected. We came for desert and coffee. It was great! The atmosphere was great! I have been here before and I will come back again.
  • Great book selection and very reasonable prices but no Wi-Fi
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