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Letters Bookshop


116 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-2573
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Photo of Alex Davis Alex Davis
Feb 4, 2023 4

The style of this place was amazing. It was quite frankly one of the prettiest and esthetic bookstores I have been in. They had really cool copies of tons of vintage books that were just gorgeous and only 9$. I did find their fiction section to be a little lacking, but I might have just not looked long enough. The upstairs was really cool and the ceiling and doors up there gave old timey glamour vibes. Overall a cool store.

Photo of Han N Lumin Han N Lumin
Sep 20, 2022 5

Neat bookstore in downtown Durham selling both new and used books. Most of the books are in the ground floor, but they do have a second floor for some more books and games. The pricing for the used book is fair, not extremely expensive or cheap, but selections can be limited in several categories. The staff members were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended!.

Photo of Aaron Adkins Aaron Adkins
Sep 14, 2022 5

Artwork was delightfully executed to enhance the artist and provide a high quality calm vibe for a bookstore. It wasn't boring. The staff made witty jokes and banter too. I am happy for their business and using 2 of their sassy coasters too. Definitely recommend to walk in if nearby.

Photo of Rachael James-Baker Rachael James-Baker
Aug 15, 2022 3

The book selection is fantastic, and the staff is very nice. However, I really had a problem with them saying they had a "coffee cafe" inside. I scheduled my day around going there to grab coffee and do work inside. Come to find out, there's no seating and the cafe is completely underwhelming. It looked like there was no thought behind it. From the other reviews, it seems like they're missing out on the customers who just want a nice place to drink coffee and do work.

Photo of Lindsay V Lindsay V
Aug 6, 2022 5

Such a great bookstore with a huge selection. I love that they offer new and used books, as well as discounts on new fiction. It was all well organized and labeled with some cool tables with interesting topics as well. Love the upstairs area too. So cool!

Photo of Jenni Wilson Jenni Wilson
Jul 31, 2022 5

What a wonderful bookshop! Great prices for used books in good condition, and of course new books as well. Also has a great selection of games that we had fun perusing, even buying a couple card games we never heard of before (which ended up being very fun!). The book clubs offered are diverse and accessible, offering both virtual and in person. They seem dedicated to creating a sense of community with their book clubs and within the shop, making me feel excited to get plugged in and be apart of it. They also offer a subscription service called Sidecar, in which you get one new book recommended by the staff and then a “side” book, that is used and based on information you provide about your reading preferences. Love getting two new books a month in the mail, and supporting local vs a big box subscription service while I’m at it. Finally, all of my communication with the staff has been super pleasant helpful, both in person and via email!

Photo of Austin Semmel Austin Semmel
Jul 18, 2022 5

Cool shop with a large selection. Will be really neat when the coffee shop upstairs is fully functional.

Photo of Meghan Reid Meghan Reid
Jul 10, 2022 5

New favorite bookstore in Durham! Large selection of new and used books. I bought 2 used books that are new releases and hard back for under $10 each and they didn’t look used at all. I will definitely be coming back. They even have an upstairs with a coffee bar opening soon!

Photo of Katelyn Knowles Katelyn Knowles
Jun 5, 2022 5

Love this bookstore! Lots of new and used books with a great children’s section.

Photo of Lakisha Wiley Lakisha Wiley
May 14, 2022 5

Beautiful Space, and the young lady was very helpful! I can't remember her name!!!!