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Fits the needs of the Chautauqua community

I went to Chautauqua for a week and spent most of my money right here in the bookstore! Great... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Milford, Connecticut
A Bookstore to Match the Fantastic Experience of the Chautauqua Institution

A visit to the Chautauqua Bookstore is a must for any visitor to the Chautauqua Institution. The... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
John H
Burlington, Vermont, United States
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Historic bookstore founded in 1874 in tents.
Chautauqua, NY
+1 716-357-2151
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I went to Chautauqua for a week and spent most of my money right here in the bookstore! Great selection, and they always have the books of the current weeks' speakers available. Lots of things other than books - tshirts, umbrellas, gifts, all kinds of...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A visit to the Chautauqua Bookstore is a must for any visitor to the Chautauqua Institution. The bookstore sells many of the items which support the classes and lectures. Its selection of books is extensive and the number of gifts is wide and excellent. It's...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite things about Chatauqua has always been the bookstore. We stop in at least once every time we are at the lake. Sunday morning is the best time. I get The NY Times and read it and the do their Crossword puzzle....More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What a great store to visit! A lot of options and quality of items such as clothing, cards, jewelry and books. Fun!

Thank Moondanced
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The bookstore at Chautauqua makes me want to spend lots of time inspecting and sampling their wide variety of excellent books. I'd call it a sanctuary in the middle of calm, but it's more the opposite; a busy place for people to look, buy books,...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Truly an outstanding old fashioned bookstore. It has so many Wonderful books in a variety of genres. It has a kids reading list for the summer and tons of books to support the speakers that are there for the week. I visited a few times...More

Thank kqbj
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great selection of books, shirts, and cute gift ideas. I got high quality sweatshirt and hubby got nice Reebok under armor with Chatauga on it.

Thank allrightie
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Of books used during the sessions as well as broad selection of other books, some clothes, and other stuff. Worth a stop if you are attending Institute programs

Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great local bookstore open 7 am to 9 pm! Books, gifts, art supplies and more in this charming bookstore on the main Bestor Plaza.

Thank Mary Lee G
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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
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