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Address: 936 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Phone Number:
+1 901-278-7484
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Great book store

Took my daughter while we were in town visiting. It is truly a great bookstore with some really classic titles. Will definitely be stop every time in Memphis.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
Cleveland, Mississippi
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Cleveland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter while we were in town visiting. It is truly a great bookstore with some really classic titles. Will definitely be stop every time in Memphis.

Thank Frodogg1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I always look out for independent bookstores when we are travelling. This is a lovely neighbourhood book store and the owner spent time with me to find some great suggestions. It is always nice to chat to fellow book lovers and to get their recommendations - i look forward to reading the books now that I am back home.

Thank LAW64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This bookstore is not huge but it is so special! Very friendly helpful staff and books are arranged very well. They also have a local selection area. This is a must visit every time we come to Memphis.

Thank ritarealtor
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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105 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

This bookstore has a good variety and selection of books. Even those in our group who aren't big readers enjoyed it. The gentleman and young lady working were friendly and we had a great chat. If you love reading but don't love the chain bookstore prices, this is the place.

Thank Rachel S
Memphis, Tennessee
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

I work near Burkes Books and always pop over to find a good read on slow days. Staff is super friendly and remembers my favorite author. Books are cheap and very organized.

Thank Bethany R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Great selection of new and used books- lots of local/regional titles and unique finds. Helpful staff who will order just about any book for you. I'm a bookstore connoisseur and this was a fantastic place. Plus there are lots of comfy chairs!

Thank Jocelyn H
North Carolina
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Amid the interesting architecture and bounty of shops in the Cooper-Young Historic District, this gem of a book store sits and offers a few first editions as well as both new and used books. We walked out with a sack full! I don't know if the cashier is the proprietor but the gentleman who checked us out was helpful and... More 

1 Thank NorthCarolinaDiva
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

On an overnight stay in Memphis, we became aware of Burke's---open only on the weekends! It's a 15 minute drive from the downtown Beale Street tourist area, and well worth it. The Cooper-Young area is kind of the "Village" of Memphis (young, hip) and the bookstore is in a pocket of nice restaurants and bars where you can retreat afterward... More 

1 Thank JohannaKeller
Edina, Minnesota
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309 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

A wonderful indie book store in a hip neighborhood. Lots of off-beat, hard-to-find titles, both new and used. Knowledgable and friendly staff. Heaven for book lovers looking for a quirky, comfy, cozy, West Village-like book store with an afternoon to spare.

Thank jakester88
Madison, Mississippi
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Located in the funky Cooper-Young area of Memphis, Burke's has a nice selection of new, used, and rare books. Very helpful and friendly staff. "Hound Dog" e-newsletter available, and they are a "dog friendly" store. Great place to stock up on reading material, and walk across the street for a drink or meal at one of the interesting little cafes.... More 

Thank CassidyBayou

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