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Letters Bookshop


116 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-2573
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Photo of Joshua Sanchez Joshua Sanchez
Apr 16, 2019 5

A fantastic selection of old and new books. Friendly customer service and very helpful. Happy to support small businesses, especially independent booksellers!

Photo of Rachel Sorg Rachel Sorg
Apr 28, 2019 5

What a great find! I’ve been searching for a place to sell some books and ended up getting a generous amount of store credit for what I brought in here. They have a great selection of books, too. I’ll definitely be back!

Photo of Brittany Judd Brittany Judd
May 14, 2019 4

Cool, laid back bookstore with a diverse array of books. The prices are fair and the employees always have a smiling face. Nice gem in Downtown Durham!

Photo of Mika McDaniel Mika McDaniel
Feb 14, 2019 5

I love a great book store. Friendly staff with handwritten notes depicting a short review. Great prices and a we'll rounded collection. I only wished they offered a reading nook and coffee but then again I wouldn't leave.

Photo of Tanya Kalich Tanya Kalich
Mar 23, 2019 5

I love this place! They always have a book I didn't know I needed, and fantastic advice about what books a friend might like when I need to buy a last-minute gift.

Photo of Jackson Honeycutt Jackson Honeycutt
Jun 23, 2019 5

Great selection for good prices! A good place to browse for something you're looking for, as well as find something new with great staff selections to choose from!

Photo of Leigh Meyer Leigh Meyer
Jul 16, 2019 5

Lovely local bookstore!! Their used books often look brand new, and they have a good selection of new/newish release used books as well. They have a really nicely curated section of NC/Durham literature, as well as unique and interesting finds in other categories. I think their staff picks section is a nice array that doesn't just follow the best sellers list. Would recommend to any book lover or visitor!

Photo of Kristen Brown Kristen Brown
Aug 4, 2019 5

Small but cute bookstore. Lots of employee recommendations laid out to help you decide on a book. Lots of community involvement, too.

Photo of Patrice Ferriola Patrice Ferriola
Aug 17, 2019 5

Best independent bookstore in Durham chapel hill area. Great selection of new and like-new books

Photo of Mark W Mark W
Aug 28, 2019 5

Great selection of art and music books. Prices are easy on the wallet.

Photo of Jen Fuchs Jen Fuchs
Nov 17, 2019 4

Very cool bookstore with picks for all ages and tastes. Reasonable prices (sale books start at $3 and even some hardbacks are only $10-11). They also have fun literary socks/shirts and recommendations from the staff!

Photo of Lindsey Coppola Lindsey Coppola
Nov 17, 2019 5

Charming bookstore with a great selection of childrens books. We enjoyed browsing and reading the tabbed reviews.

Photo of Kerstin Bryant Kerstin Bryant
Nov 30, 2019 5

Great local bookstore with kind people!

Photo of Michelle Gonzales-Green Michelle Gonzales-Green
Dec 27, 2019 5

Pleasant place to browse for books. Very friendly staff always willing to help find what you need if they don't have it in stock. I also love their tee shirts with famous book covers on them.

Photo of Sarah C Sarah C
Feb 23, 2020 5

Stopped in here while walking around downtown. Cute little shop, and prices are very reasonable. It's not an expansive collection, but there's still quite a bit of variety in just about every genre. Also, they have some neat t-shirts at the front of the store. I'll definitely come back - always nice to find books that are affordable!

Photo of Zach Brown Zach Brown
Jan 1, 2020 5

When you are asked to support your local bookstore, this must be your first stop. This place wants to show you something you have not seen but you know you want. Make it a place to browse on a first date. Make it a place to brag about. This is your local if you have words in your soul.

Photo of Peter Gailitis Peter Gailitis
Jan 17, 2018 5

Before you go to Amazon Durham go to Letters Bookshop. You get to talk to a human like Land and more importantly support a local business. If they don't have what you want they can get it for you in a couple of days.

Photo of Ashley Melzer Ashley Melzer
May 29, 2020 5

My favorite bookstore! Staff is kind and knowledgable. Stock is diverse and well curated.

Photo of Torraine Walker Torraine Walker
Apr 1, 2019 5

They have a great selection of African-American authors. I got the new Walter Mosley!

Photo of Ryan Lynch Ryan Lynch
Jan 5, 2021 5

Best bookshop, amazing customer services

Photo of Steve Wells Steve Wells
Dec 9, 2021 5

Go upstairs. The ceiling is very cool. Great local place.

Photo of Angelica McHuston Angelica McHuston
Oct 29, 2021 5

Love the new digs. Great selection, thoughtful staff

Photo of Amanda Amanda
Oct 10, 2021 5

Charming bookstore with a personal feel. The selections and layout were just right and I loved the handwritten personal recommendations (I am presuming by the owners and/or employees) tucked into some of the books. This place would make a great stop for your gift giving needs.

Photo of Doug Short Doug Short
Oct 16, 2021 5

Great curation... And don't miss the upstairs!

Photo of sarina of the sea sarina of the sea
Oct 16, 2021 5

The BEST and CHEAPEST books I've ever seen. Please come and support your local bookstore, especially Letters!