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Chautauqua Bookstore

Chautauqua, NY
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This large must-see bookstore offers gifts, memorabilia, etc. in addition to books. I found some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peg R
Pittsford, New York
via mobile
Day at Chautauqua Institution

To call it a bookstore doesn't give you the full picture. It does have a great book selection but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annmarie R
Hamburg, New York
via mobile
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This large must-see bookstore offers gifts, memorabilia, etc. in addition to books. I found some interesting titles, and entered into conversations with other customers on good reads! It's an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Peg R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To call it a bookstore doesn't give you the full picture. It does have a great book selection but so much more. Great gifts, card selection, toys and Chautauqua items. A must at the Institution.

Thank Annmarie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great bookstore. Of course there are the sweatshirts and candles, but there are also lots of good books, especially in the areas of the institute's interests: religion, arts, politics, media. Prices are reasonable, and this is the best place to shop for gifts. Excellent...More

Thank LauraJean
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Must see stop. Other then books also has clothing, postcards and other collectable has local books and souvenirs.

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

There are many interesting items in this book store. If you are of liberal or progressive viewpoint; or interested in understanding their views, you will like this bookstore.

Thank hank g
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The bookstore has been a favorite of myself and my family for over 30 years. It is a " must stop" every year and it never disappoints! Unfortunately, it is located inside of the Institution, but it still is worth all of the hassle and...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We loved this bookstore on our recent stay. They have a wide variety of books written by local authors as well as books written about Chautauqua itself. Large selection of fiction and non fiction too! We really enjoyed the gifts we were able to purchase...More

Thank baffled4232011
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of a fabulous college bookstore. Everything your mind and heat desires to enhance your Chautauqua experience. It is large, carries a great selection of books, jewelry, journals, mementoes,souvenirs toys, games . Etc, etc etc all you could ever imagine and all...More

Thank Lorraine & Ken W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a gem in a crown that is Chautauqua Institution! The Manager and staff are extremely knowledgable, helpful and most cordial. As a year-round facility they can be counted on for having something for most everyone from the most recent CLCS reading list books...More

Thank ChrisYatesSr
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I always find it rewarding to enter a bookstore that stocks the books you have in your own bookcase at home. This was for me the case with this store (except for all the Christian books they stocked). It also improves the chances of finding...More

Thank Olle W
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