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The Book Trader

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A great place for a bookworm!

I live in Philly about 8 blocks from this book store...I often wander through it and pick up an... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Well worth the visit

Philadelphia used to have a lot of used book stores but now that we have the internet, used book... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 Oct 2018
“A great place for a bookworm!”
26 Aug 2017
“Large collection of books!”
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

I live in Philly about 8 blocks from this book store...I often wander through it and pick up an interesting book to take home with me. Even without doing that it is a really cool place to visit with an overwhelming selection of books of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place if you're a fan of used books. It is somewhat cluttered and unorganized but that adds to its charm. We bought some.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Philadelphia used to have a lot of used book stores but now that we have the internet, used book stores have been harder to find. Fortunately the Book Trader Remains and is a great place to wander around and look for interesting books on every...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband and I visited Philadelphia this past weekend and I had heard about this bookstore before but wasn't sure if we get to it. However, we were walking over by Christ Church and I saw it and we immediately made our over to it....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Mariah W
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I have not seen a bookstore like this in a long time. It seems they are all disappearing. This place is two stories. It is stuffed to the rafters with books. I agree with the person who called it organized disarray. It is worth spending...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I found this bookstore by accident as I was walking up 2nd Street to visit one of Philadelphia's main historic tourist attractions. The huge variety of used books here impressed me. I had limited time, so I only browsed briefly and did not buy anything....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank James G
Reviewed 7 November 2015

If you love used books, this is a great store for you. With two floors of well-categorized books, you're certain to find something. Their science section was pretty good and unrivaled by most other used books stores in the city. It's a little difficult to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Stores that sell used books are becoming relics but this one lives on just a stone's throw from The Liberty Bell. Organized disarray is probably the best way to describe the inventory. There are books, books and more books; today I'm going home with four....More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 18 August 2015

A must-see for any visitor; frequented by lucky locals. A Philadelphia institution without equal! Name any topic and you're sure to find plenty of offerings. Two volume-packed floors of books plus vintage vinyl records. There's a decent selection of local interest books up front that...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank buztop
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I love going to that store! They have a great selection of books (also a good selection of books in foreign languages!) for very good prices. Books are always in good to very good condition.

Date of experience: July 2015
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