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“Lovely Book Store in Greenwich”
Review of Diane's Books

Diane's Books
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Greenwich
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Kemah, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely Book Store in Greenwich”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Excellent selection of children's and adult books. The staff is especially helpful with age appropriate books for the young ones.

Visited August 2014
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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174 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth getting to know...and be known!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Diane's is a throwback to the days when we shopped in our neighborhoods for basic staples such as food, books, hardware, stationery, clothing, and developed relationships with the owners of these shops. It is now a rarity to find such proprietorships where you can walk in the door and engage in a conversation about the last item purchased, where your name and preferences are not relegated to an email database..

While I confess to hitting up Amazon for a hard-to-find book or something I need shipped, I look forward to those times when I can stop into Diane's and browse, or even better - chat about books with Diane herself. (She is available on the phone when not in the store!)

Over time the shop has come to resemble the wand shop in the Harry Potter movies - stacked and crammed with an impressive array of books - but rest assured that the staff is extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Tucked away on a side street towards the bottom of Greenwich Avenue, Diane's is worth a visit on a stroll down the avenue, either before or after a lunch at one of the great local eatinig spots.

Visited March 2014
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A first class bookstore!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Diane's Books is the best. You want advice about the best read, the best children's books, just ask the knowledgeable people who work there! A favorite destination of everyone who lives in Greenwich. Great gift ideas, too. Oh, did I mention that they wrap? I love Diane's Books!

Visited December 2013
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An Old-Fashioned Local Bookseller+”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Very well stocked old-fashioned local bookseller. Helpful and knowledgeable service.No need to shop elsewhere.

Visited November 2013
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Connecticut
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3 reviews
“They know their stuff”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The staff are avid readers and can usually give helpful advise about book choices. Their shelves are packed and if they don't have what you want they can find you something to fill in while you wait a day for the book to be delivered to the store.
Altogether a good experience - and a treat to have an independent book store in the town.

Visited September 2013
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