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Golden Fig Books

4.8

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 908-8368
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4.8

Photo of Jennie Saia Jennie Saia
Jan 29, 2021 5

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. :)

Photo of e g e g
Mar 15, 2021 5

Great little bookstore with a wide selection of new and used books. They take covid precautions seriously which is much appreciated!

Photo of Carynne McIver Button Carynne McIver Button
Feb 2, 2021 5

I love this bookstore! Though small, it has an impressive selection and is pleasant to browse. Staff are very friendly and helpful!

Photo of Rich Anderson Rich Anderson
Feb 11, 2021 3

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.

Photo of Chris Steele Chris Steele
Oct 17, 2020 5

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.

Photo of Virginia Seay Virginia Seay
May 14, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
May 21, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Luna Hugs Luna Hugs
May 29, 2021 5

Small, cute book store. I sold some of my books and got more money than I expected.

Photo of Charles Daly Charles Daly
Jul 25, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Brian Auriti Brian Auriti
Jul 28, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Peter D Peter D
Sep 25, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Donna Lane Donna Lane
Dec 27, 2021 5

Pretty cool Book Store! Great prices and good selection! Very helpful staff !

Photo of Shawn Miller Shawn Miller
Dec 30, 2021 4

Very nice bookstore and cashier was excellent help

Photo of Shaina Desai Shaina Desai
Mar 10, 2022 5

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.

Photo of William Foxworth William Foxworth
Feb 24, 2022 5

Friendly staff. Found some good books at great prices.

Photo of Han VanderHart Han VanderHart
Jan 26, 2022 5

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.