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Chaucer's Bookstore, Santa Barbara

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  • We love a great bookstore - and this is definitely one. Huge inventory, interesting choices, on-target staff recommendations. We came to Santa Barbara for the beach but this was definitely part of...  more »
  • Chaucer's is the only place in SB that is a must-visit EVERY time we come into town. Endless rows of books and the most comprehensive poetry section I've ever encountered.  more »
  • Great book selection, very knowledgeable and friendly staff. I can always find the book I'm looking for a Chaucer's, and about three others that I take home because they look amazing! The staff in.....  more »
  • The best bookstore in Santa Barbara. Great collection of new and old releases- and a lovely helpful staff. Floor to ceiling books, who wouldn't love!
  • The best bookstore in SB hands down since I was a little kid. The employees know their info. I love it there!
  • This is a crown jewel of SB. We love this bookstore so much. How to begin... The customer service is outstanding. The book selection is incredible for a store of this size. The books are organized well. And it's great for all ages! In fact, I co-wrote this review with my 9-year-old, who's a huge fan of Chaucer's.
  • What a lovely well-stocked bookstore! We love to find local stores such as this, as we consider them national treasures. We walked out with some great books to read.
  • I love having a bookstore like Chaucer's in town. I love to browse the aisles and see the books that have been selected by the long term staff who love literature and books and non fiction and all the things we can learn about the world we live in. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Any day that I stop at Chaucer's I always find a book I need and then love. Usually more than one. It's a happy place.

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