The Golden Fig is a gift to Durham. Spending time in this bookshop feels like a respite from the outside world, and I always feel like a sated treasure hunter when I leave with my new-to-me books. In less vague terms, the prices are beyond fair, the used books are always in pristine condition, the selection is delicious and inspiring, and David, the owner, is a delight. You should visit. :)
Mar 15, 2021
Great little bookstore with a wide selection of new and used books. They take covid precautions seriously which is much appreciated!
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Feb 2, 2021
I love this bookstore! Though small, it has an impressive selection and is pleasant to browse. Staff are very friendly and helpful!
Feb 11, 2021
Staff was helpful, but this is the highest priced store I have seen for used books. That said, they did have some scifi stuff I can't find any place else.
Oct 17, 2020
The shop is small but there is a wide selection of books at a great price. I found many of the books I had on my list and then some. The space is very nice and well organized. Staff was helpful and accommodating. I will definitely return for more books in the future.
May 14, 2021
Love the curated selection available at this store. There is something for every type of reader available. Having something particular in mind or not able to find a particular selection? They can order any book to the store as well.
May 21, 2021
This is a great place!!! David is so kind and so helpful and has an excellent selection of books at a great price. He will special order for you abd rewards your purchase of new books with 10% off of your order. I can't say enough good things about this local shop.
May 29, 2021
Small, cute book store. I sold some of my books and got more money than I expected.
Jul 25, 2021
Smaller shop with a tasteful selection of new and used books, both recently published and classics, neatly displayed. A rack of fun greeting cards from a local printer. Helpful service.
Jul 28, 2021
A smallish but smartly curated selection of books of all genres, mostly secondhand. This is a bookstore for book lovers, erring against mass-market fiction and nonfiction in favor of the more thoughtful and thought-provoking. They're also happy to take special orders.
Sep 25, 2021
Golden Fig is a wonderful bookstore. It has a great selection of books, mostly new but some inexpensive used copies as well. The staff picks in particular were a standout. I bought a novel based on one of the recommendations which I really enjoyed and might not otherwise have heard of. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Dec 27, 2021
Pretty cool Book Store! Great prices and good selection! Very helpful staff !
Dec 30, 2021
Very nice bookstore and cashier was excellent help
Mar 10, 2022
Lovely bookstore with a nice variety of new and used books. You can also check their inventory online which is super helpful. Prices are very reasonable.
Feb 24, 2022
Friendly staff. Found some good books at great prices.
Jan 26, 2022
UPDATE: Golden Fig Books has a new bookseller, Es, and they bring such a wealth of book recs and experience to the store! Especially BIPOC and LGBTQ+ recs. My TBR is SO LIT right now!! Welcome, Es!
Golden Fig is inseparable from David, who is a wonderful bookseller and very knowledgeable if you need to ask for book recommendations. In addition to its sweet location next to Guglhupf bakery, Golden Fig is a fantastic bookstore to order from online (and has a user friendly website!), with curbside pick-up.