Midtown Scholar

Midtown Scholar

Bookstore and Coffee Shop
1302 N 3rd St (at Verbeke St & the Broad St Market), Harrisburg, PA 17102
Hours:
Open until 9:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–7:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Books * Cafe * Art Gallery * Music * Community * Rare Books & Fine Art Prints * Children's Wing * Bakery * One of America's Great Independent Bookstores, with more than 100,000 used, new, and rare books in our 3rd Street shop, and over 1 million titles in our internet... (See all)

8.8/10

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  • "... bibliophiles. Used and rare books at good prices, with the bonus of tasty..." (2 tips)
  • "... of both new and used books, hosts TED talks on certain Sundays, and..." (2 tips)
  • "... Pennsylvania's largest academic used bookstore. Take in a variety of..." (2 tips)
  • visitPA

    It's a bookstore, it's a gallery, it's a performance venue & it's a coffeehouse. It's just a cool spot to stimulate your senses. :-).

    visitPA · November 3, 2010
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  • Visit Hershey Harrisburg

    One of Harrisburg's true hidden gems, featuring Pennsylvania's largest academic used bookstore. Take in a variety of concerts while you enjoy a cup of fair-trade coffee or tea. Read more

    Visit Hershey Harrisburg · November 4, 2010
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  • Norman W.

    Check in with 4Square and make sure you take advantage of the check in special. Free refills on their coffee.

    Norman W. · November 1, 2011
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  • Midtown Scholar

    Family favorite: steamy hot chocolate with skim milk & whipped cream!

    Midtown Scholar · February 25, 2011
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  • Maria

    This place is a bookworm's heaven!

    Maria · July 17, 2010
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  • Kevin L.

    Be sure to sign up for their customer loyalty program.

    Kevin L. · February 27, 2010
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  • Jonas H.

    The coffee is great!

    Jonas H. · February 5, 2010
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  • TheNewMovement L.

    I am a major book junkie and a religion and philosophy major. I just want to say go to the belly of this place bottom floor right, right,left,right and another left. YOUR HOME LIBRARY WILL THANK YOU!

    TheNewMovement L. · January 17
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  • Sheri Fresonke H.

    Awesome place to buy books

    Sheri Fresonke H. · April 24, 2012
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  • Saoul T.

    Staff.is always helpful and friendly!!!!

    Saoul T. · April 20, 2012
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  • Daniel & Caroline R.

    Great tasting coffee, amazing selection of books.

    Daniel & Caroline R. · December 5, 2011
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  • Cindy C.

    Has a great selection of old and new books. Plus this place will buy academic books from you for a much better price than a campus or buy back website

    Cindy C. · June 25, 2011
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  • Alana C.

    Upstairs is cozy! Cup of tea in hand u may not want to leave.

    Alana C. · November 12, 2010
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  • Mjoshua C.

    Get the September 21 coffee.

    Mjoshua C. · October 13, 2010
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  • Matthew C.

    Great place for live music.

    Matthew C. · March 25, 2010
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  • Paul T.

    I miss Trent! Such a great fellow to chat with! Good luck, Trent! You are one of a kind!

    Paul T. · November 14, 2013
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  • Gucci M.

    I totally bought a book there!

    Gucci M. · July 28, 2013
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  • Shawn M.

    Try the chai latte!

    Shawn M. · July 6, 2013
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  • Jayden L.

    A great hangout on a sunny afternoon or a rainy day: the Midtown Scholar has a large collection of both new and used books, hosts TED talks on certain Sundays, and has a lovely cafe with yummy coffee.

    Jayden L. · May 21, 2013
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  • Andrew C.

    Very awesome place. Cross of used/old and rare books, coffee shop, and maze (of books). If I lived in the area or visited frequently, I would definitely be a regular

    Andrew C. · November 20, 2012
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  • Just Plain Yoga

    our local used book store. it's HUGE! a fun excursion and they have a nice coffee bar.

    Just Plain Yoga · September 12, 2012
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  • Midtown Scholar

    Try our new Fruit Tea Smoothies like Mango-Mango, or Blended Iced Lattes flavored with hazelnut, vanilla, or what have you.

    Midtown Scholar · September 2, 2012
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  • Dave R.

    the newer tables make pretty good stand-up desks!

    Dave R. · August 9, 2012
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  • Twiin R.

    its peaceful here

    Twiin R. · April 7, 2012
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  • PennLive | The Patriot-News

    Sue says: "By spring, you’ll be able to take a seat the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg and order a slice of brown sugar pound cake or sweet potato pie." Read more

    PennLive | The Patriot-News · January 25, 2012
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  • Mary C.

    Found this place by accident and fell in love. You'll never know what you find on the shelves, but there's something for everyone. I found a bio of Fanny Kemble and a few travel memoirs.

    Mary C. · January 4, 2012
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  • Tiffany W.

    A must for bibliophiles. Used and rare books at good prices, with the bonus of tasty organic drinks!

    Tiffany W. · October 6, 2011
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  • Lolly W.

    The soy chai latte was AMAZING. What a great discovery - found thru 4sq, and so glad we stopped!

    Lolly W. · March 23, 2011
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  • FlipSide

    Singer/songwriter David Berkeley will give a free concert and share hir stories at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. The event is free. Read more

    FlipSide · January 28, 2011
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