Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

Bookstore and Café · Center City West
1805 Walnut St (btwn 18th and 19th), Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Hours:
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–9:00 PM
Reservations:
No
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
8.1/10

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  • HESSA A.

    One of the best bookstores in philly 📚

    HESSA ALZAMEL · July 22
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  • Gilles B.

    Amazing collection, great gadgets.

    Gilles Boeykens · December 13, 2014
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  • Mike C.

    If you don't secure a seat in the cafe within 5 minutes after the store opens, you're out of luck and will need to try again tomorrow.

    Mike Covers · July 12, 2014
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  • Tor/Forge

    Meet John Scalzi on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new science fiction novel Lock In. Read more

    Tor/Forge · July 7, 2014
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  • Tor/Forge

    Meet Jon Leiberman on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new true crime book Whitey on Trial. Read more

    Tor/Forge · February 13, 2014
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  • St. Martin's Press

    Meet New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM as she reads from her new novel Keep Quiet. Read more

    St. Martin's Press · January 30, 2014
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  • Henri L.

    Place has really changed and not towards a customer oriented mood... You used to be able to sit in here but they limited it ton this really small spot! Miss being able to just sit and read!!

    Henri L'île · December 1, 2013
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  • Sophann A.

    Great atmosphere

    Sophann Arya · July 30, 2013
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  • Jason H.

    HUGE selection up in here!

    Jason Hand · May 23, 2013
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  • Patrice M.

    The café is NOT a Starbucks...they simply serve Starbucks' products! I tried to use my Starbucks gift card but I was rejected! Lol

    Patrice Morris · March 28, 2013
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  • St. Martin's Press

    Meet Dr. Ian K. Smith on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:30 PM as he reads from his new book Shred: The Revolutionary Diet. Read more

    St. Martin's Press · February 28, 2013
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  • St. Martin's Press

    Meet Lisa Scottoline and daughter Francesca Serritella on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM as they read from their new collection of essays Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim. Read more

    St. Martin's Press · October 2, 2012
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  • Dana

    no place to sit in the cafe and the upstairs is just as bad. If you find a seat upstairs it might still get taken away if they're having an event. Don't bother sitting on floor Security will say move

    Dana · July 27, 2012
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  • Henri L.

    The ppl in the café area aren't really nice but other then that a nice place to spend your time in.

    Henri L'île · June 21, 2012
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  • Cross-Cultural Solutions

    CCS alum Carolyne Savini will host an info session tonight and talk about her volunteer experience in Morocco and Peru!

    Cross-Cultural Solutions · May 30, 2012
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  • The Franklin Institute

    Are you a teacher? Educators receive discounted admission to Dead Sea Scrolls at The Franklin Institute when purchased at this location--only $19.95! (You can even bring one guest for the same rate!) Read more

    The Franklin Institute · May 8, 2012
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  • Maeve H.

    The Barnes and Noble cafe just serves Starbucks brand, they are not a Starbucks. I suggest getting you Starbucks around the corner at 18th and chestnut and bringing it with you.

    Maeve Hanley · May 8, 2012
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  • Nichole M.

    Barnes and Noble members save 10% on every purchase!

    Nichole Marie 🌻 · April 15, 2012
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  • Mitchell S.

    Extra seating to sit and read on the their floor.

    Mitchell Sebastian · March 25, 2012
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  • Glen G.

    Visit Tria around the corner for a wine, beer, cheese: 123 S 18th St

    Glen Gilmore · December 29, 2011
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  • Kenny B.

    Escape reality!

    Kenny B. · November 20, 2011
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  • Evan F.

    Sit next to the windows overlooking Rittenhouse Sq. Beauitful!

    Evan Frisina · November 18, 2011
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  • David H.

    Clean up after yourself when you leave your table

    David Hicks · November 7, 2011
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  • St. Martin's Press

    Meet Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM as they read from their new collection of essays, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies. Read more

    St. Martin's Press · October 31, 2011
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  • Derin S.

    Shitting in the second floor bathroom is welcome.

    Derin Spector · October 21, 2011
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  • Matt W.

    Great store, but don't come here if you're looking to use the Internet. It's terribly slow.

    Matt Williams · October 10, 2011
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  • AT&T

    This Barnes & Noble store is also an AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot. Curl up with your Nook and connect with AT&T Wi-Fi.

    AT&T · September 16, 2011
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  • Ashley B.

    The Starbucks staff are apparently too busy conversing to remember to make your drink.

    Ashley Boyer · August 10, 2011
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  • Eric R.

    Old ladies droppin forks, nice makeup old whore

    Eric Reppert · August 10, 2011
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  • Mareya S.

    Great place to take kids and toddlers to read in the city

    Mareya Steinbacher · August 7, 2011
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  • Raymond C.

    Ask about the short story collection Elephant, by Jim Breslin. Haunting.

    Raymond Carver · July 2, 2011
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  • Nadya W.

    Great view of Rittenhouse Square. One of my favorite book stores to go to in the city. Go to their cafe, which has more on the menu than most Starbucks!

    Nadya W · June 26, 2011
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  • Charlotte

    Beautiful view of Rittenhouse if you sit by the window!

    Charlotte · April 14, 2011
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  • Natalie J.

    Usually no place to sit

    Natalie Jezowski · March 8, 2011
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  • Dan K.

    If the park is your place, these are your toilets.

    Dan Kaufman · September 7, 2010
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  • Lee A.

    Free internet here. If your laptop's dying and you don't mind sitting on the ground you can keep it charging with plugs on the ends of some of the bookshelves.

    Lee Allen · August 11, 2010
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  • Pat C.

    Lots of books

    Pat Cervantes · June 22, 2010
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  • Lee J.

    Read.

    Lee Jacobs · December 24, 2009
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