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Longfellow Books

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Fantastic (new AND used) selection

With all the competition from online retailers, one of the critical value propositions in a brick... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Arlington, Massachusetts
Fantastic selection

When I go out of town, the first place I head for is an indie bookstore and this one did not... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Betsy C
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

With all the competition from online retailers, one of the critical value propositions in a brick and mortar shop is the curation of the books they offer and knowledgeable staff. Longfellow ticks both these boxes. I rarely leave empty handed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

When I go out of town, the first place I head for is an indie bookstore and this one did not disappoint. They had a fabulous selection of new fiction, non-fiction, a gently-used section and an especially delightful children’s area. I love the “Local Top...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Betsy C
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Insanely huge selection with diverse topics and random amazing finds. Great book sellers, who will suggest all kinds of new stuff or just randomly shoot the breeze. And the prices are excellent. My last stop, I bought 13 books, some of them over 30 bucks...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I love bookstores like this! It was very welcoming and had a great selection of titles to choose from and everyone who worked there were very friendly. I will always support the local bookstore before ordering from Amazon.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I've been a fan of this store for many years although it only recently that I met the owner and current managers. I am very impressed by the welcoming, helpful staff and the great selection of books, new & recent, bargain, and titles of local...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Christopher R K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I don't have a real bookstore near me anymore, so the smell of real books when I walked in was heavenly. They have lots of books and any book lover would be happy to walk around.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank su2doz
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Curated bookstore, new and used. Some nice gifts and a big kids section. The staff was nice, fairly friendly. We visited right before closing, at 7pm, which is late for this part of Portland.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JoAnnSF
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Comprising several rooms, Longfellows has all the latest fiction and nonfiction for adults and more! There's also a pleasant room chock full of children's books and something sure to please every reader. I like the staff recommendation displays and the fact that this store is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I'd read my book on the plane heading to Portland, and desperately needed one for the trip back. Found Longfellow books in the Longfellow Square. They are, I believe, a local bookstore, but had a great selection. I checked out the sale books first and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank surelyacollectible
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just visited this store. We found the selection of books disappointing and pedestrian. So sad for such a progressive city like Portland. I say don't bother.

Date of experience: December 2016
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