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Book Plate

112 S Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1549
+1 410-778-4167
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Browse, relax,explore fine writing

Great place to browse,relax,read a book...no sales people, no pressure to buy,just appreciate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Church Hill, Maryland
Marvelous Store!

What a wonderful find. Store has a large collection of new and used books and a friendly and... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Washington DC
via mobile
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112 S Cross St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1549
+1 410-778-4167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to browse,relax,read a book...no sales people, no pressure to buy,just appreciate literature and history. This is a rare find.

Thank jrdurham132
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful find. Store has a large collection of new and used books and a friendly and knowledgeable owner.

Thank Emmett4640
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The bookstore has a resident cat - before you even enter the store you are cautioned by a note at the door to not let it out. The store is very nicely organized and has a lot of emphasis on wars but the other sections...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really wonderful book store with an eclectic mix of old and new titles. The owner is a very engaging individual as well.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Love all the nooks and cranies of this place! Nice place to explore and sit and read a spell. books are arranged according to subject matter. Nice art throughout!

Thank David R
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is the finest books store on the east coast. Tom really knows his inventory which is extensive. Plan on spendinding a couple of hours browsing the extensive inventory!

Thank VimMcG
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Neat shop. Very friendly. Interesting owner and employees. A LARGE SELECTION of NEW and USED BOOKS . You will walk in just for a look and the next thing you know an hour has gone by. They also have first print and limited issue books,...More

Thank TheGoodWife4life
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a beautifully unique and welcoming bookstore. Lots of comfortable seating among the shelves, art hangings, pottery, large space for gathering with a few friends or for a reading, very community-oriented place. Tom and the staff are very friendly and very helpful. Great spot...More

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Bookplate is a dangerous place for a reader (like me), unless you have a lot of spare time to browse & sample. Classics, fiction of all genres, history, local interest---you name it---Tom has it or will find it for you. A must for any...More

Thank moseman73
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This shop right in the heart of Chestertown had a great selection of used books. I was especially impressed with the breadth and depth of the books of poetry. The staff was very helpful to my wife and myself and searching all the nooks and...More

Thank Scott T
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