Midtown Scholar

Midtown Scholar

Bookstore and Coffee Shop
1302 N 3rd St (at Verbeke St & the Broad St Market), Harrisburg, PA 17102, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–7:00 PM
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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)


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  • 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
  • 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
  • Norman W.

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

    Norman White · November 1, 2011
  • Midtown Scholar

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

    Midtown Scholar · February 25, 2011
  • Maria

    This place is a bookworm's heaven!

    Maria · July 17, 2010
  • Midtown Scholar

    Receive 50% OFF any Blended Smoothie, Mocha or Latte

    Midtown Scholar · June 24, 2013
  • Midtown Scholar

    Receive 50% OFF any Blended Smoothie, Mocha or Latte

    Midtown Scholar · June 24, 2013
  • Midtown Scholar

    Receive 50% OFF any Blended Smoothie, Mocha or Latte

    Midtown Scholar · June 24, 2013
  • Kevin L.

    Be sure to sign up for their customer loyalty program.

    Kevin Long · February 27, 2010
  • Jonas H.

    The coffee is great!

    Jonas Hair · February 5, 2010
  • 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!

  • Sheri Fresonke H.

    Awesome place to buy books

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

    Staff.is always helpful and friendly!!!!

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

    Great tasting coffee, amazing selection of books.

    Daniel & Caroline R. · December 5, 2011
  • 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 Cake · June 25, 2011
  • Alana C.

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

    Alana Cornish · November 12, 2010
  • Mjoshua C.

    Get the September 21 coffee.

    Mjoshua Cauller · October 13, 2010
  • Matthew C.

    Great place for live music.

    Matthew Caylor · March 25, 2010
  • Nicole G.

    Rows upon rows and floors upon floors of books! I think I'm in love.

    Nicole Gilpin · January 25
  • Deepti A.

    Rare books collection is fantastic. The breadth of each genre is quite overwhelming .

    Deepti Alla · December 12, 2014
  • Jeff O.

    Books, collectible books and prints

    Jeff O'Neal · November 8, 2014
  • Kevin K.

    Grab a map when you get in--it's easy to get lost.

    Kevin Knutson · October 26, 2014
  • Vinny R.

    Hot chocolate and wonderful books!

    Vinny Romanella · August 24, 2014
  • Molly

    Smoothies are great.

    Molly · August 8, 2014
  • Tanner S.

    Book selection is INCREDIBLE, the staff is extremely friendly, and the cafés have fantastic food/drinks. Make sure you give yourself a few hours to explore here, you'll want to stay all day!

    Tanner Sanderson · June 8, 2014
  • Paul T.

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

    Paul The Gold Guy · November 14, 2013
  • Bubbles

    I totally bought a book there!

    Bubbles · July 28, 2013
  • Shawn M.

    Try the chai latte!

    Shawn McClearn · July 6, 2013
  • 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 Lee · May 21, 2013
  • 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 Claus · November 20, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dave R.

    the newer tables make pretty good stand-up desks!

    Dave Robertson · August 9, 2012
  • Twiin R.

    its peaceful here

    Twiin Riollano · April 7, 2012
  • 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
  • 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 Coyle · January 4, 2012
  • Tiffany W.

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

    Tiffany White-Writer · October 6, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Midtown Scholar

    $2.50 Summer Smoothies! Strawberry, Mango or PeachOne Per Customer/Per Check In

    Midtown Scholar · June 23, 2014

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