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Caliban Book Shop

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
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As good as it ever was

First time back to Caliban since undergrad days at CMU. A wide variety of titles tightly woven into... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
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Like Bees to Honey

Like bees to honey, bibliophiles flock to crowded used bookstores with narrow aisles & piles of... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 Dec 2017
“As good as it ever was”
27 Nov 2017
“Like Bees to Honey”
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

First time back to Caliban since undergrad days at CMU. A wide variety of titles tightly woven into a small but inviting space. Tough to navigate when others are in the store but worth a visit to scour the shelves to make that great find....More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Like bees to honey, bibliophiles flock to crowded used bookstores with narrow aisles & piles of volumes on the floor & so this is a good one, although this aficionado/tourist found the organization of the collection confusing & was surprised to learn there is no...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I am not sure how I stumbled upon Caliban books but I'm glad I did and I found an Amy Hempel jem here for a reasonable price. Not much downstairs, but the selection and options are very good considering the size of this place. I...More

Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I FINALLY got to visit Caliban. I didn't get the chance last time to go, so this time I visited The 'Burgh i was determined. The smell is absolutely amazing here! go go go!

Thank KennaK27
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

If you love the small eclectic book store experience, this is the place for you! They have collectible books, including signed and first edition. However, what drew me in was the "Sale wall" with 50 cent paperbacks and $1.50 hard backs. They have a basement...More

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very cute bookstore to roam around. Make sure to also go to the basement. They have a lot of nice old books and you can definitely spend a lot of time just looking at books.

Thank Ariana S
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I could spend the whole day and I'm not really a book person. There are some real gems there and the owner/employee are very knowledgeable. Enjoy!

Thank Constance C
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Beneath the cluttered veneer, a host of lovingly cared-for books awaits your discovery! I found books that I thought weren't sold any more!

Thank Kyonkicchi
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