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Taylor Books Cafe

226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304-342-1461
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I consider myself a bookstore aficionado, having been to such icons as Powell's, the Tattered Cover (the original Cherry Creek mecca), Elliot Bay, and Harvard Bookstore. Taylor Books ranks up there with the best! What they may lack in quantity versus the mega-stores, they more...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Everyone is welcome at the Taylor Books Cafe. Great coffee selection along with homemade scones, muffins and the like (the cheese and bacon are to die for) along with a few sweet treats, a few lunch plates and salad, but mostly just a place to...More

Thank grover3d
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My nephew performed here and a lot of the family came to support him. They have plenty of seating and it was a relaxing late afternoon. They have great pastries and beverages along with books, etc. The staff is very friendly.

Thank blackriverwoman
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Okay, it's a book store, but it's also a coffee shop and, my favorite, a wine bar at night although they do have some craft beers. Hang out amongst the books, strike up a conversation, isolate yourself in your own thoughts. This is the place...More

Thank WVUTom
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! I might be a bit biased though because there's not a bookstore I won't call home. I especially love the local art. It's interesting, and at times, disturbing. It's wonderful!

Thank maynards05
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Taylor Books is such a unique little place. I stopped in to kill time between meetings and ended up perusing for an hour looking at books before getting a coffee. Would be a perfect place to camp out with a laptop if you needed to...More

Thank architectsarah
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Cute little art/book/coffee shop! Very homey and great to look at all of the art pieces with the fresh aroma of coffee in the air.

Thank Becca J
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My daughters love to frequent Taylor Books! We stop in quite often for many different reasons. Both of our girls are avid readers and Taylor Books always keeps a unique selection of books. I love that the girls can shop while I sip wine and...More

Thank AMI P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is a must for those of you who like excellent books and magazines, clever gifts, art, great coffee and homemade food that goes with coffee. Great atmosphere to hang out.

Thank Perri Z
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is a very cute bookstore that carries a nice selection of new and used books as well as local art. The coffee shop has yummy coffee and the space is inviting.

Thank onshapiro
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8 April 2016|
Response from Patty D | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them . I have only seen publicity in the local paper or on flyers at store.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 304-342-1461
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