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City Lights Bookstore

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Appalachian Lit heaven

I love, love this bookstore. Featuring a ton of Appalachian literature / authors with signed copies... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
taraavo
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Tennessee
Cozy Kitties and Lots of Books

You could spend hours just perusing the titles laid out logically by genre and topic. There is a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
UnclTrvlngMatt
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Richmond, Virginia
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19 Sep 2018
“Appalachian Lit heaven”
17 Jul 2018
“Cozy Kitties and Lots of Books”
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I love, love this bookstore. Featuring a ton of Appalachian literature / authors with signed copies by some Western NC authors such as David Joy. There are also some unique magazines, and a large section of used books. The cat is living a cat's best...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

You could spend hours just perusing the titles laid out logically by genre and topic. There is a cozy window seat to sit and read as long as you don’t mind a snuggly warm cat joining you in the sunshine. The staff are friendly and...More

1  Thank UnclTrvlngMatt
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Comfortable bookstore with a new and used section, large children's section, resident cat and an area highlighting local authors.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I love going to this bookstore and the coffee shop. There are lots of options for great coffee and good books to go with it. It’s a nice place to hang out with friends and enjoy a relaxing lunch or snack. The used book store...More

1  Thank Jan T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

In a time when bookstores in general are struggling, it was encouraging to find one with great variety, new and used, and City Lights includes an Appalachian Room! The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful, which helps the bookstore thrive. They have a large used...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I love to read a lot and City Lights could get almost anything you want. The prices are average depending on what you are looking for and the people are nice. The only thing I didn't like would be the cat(s). I'm highly allergic to...More

2  Thank Moxielady7
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The staff is always willing to help and, well, they know their stuff! This is the bookstore to visit if you're looking for local business and for a hospitable experience. Plus, the bookstore kitties sure are a pleasure and are as equally helpful in locating...More

2  Thank edlehman85
Reviewed 12 November 2015

City Lights Bookstore is independently owned and delightfully quirky. It's small but well stocked, including a colorful children's section. The back of the store houses used books for sale or trade.

2  Thank Barbara J H
Reviewed 23 July 2015

A great friendly place to have lunch nice staff children welcoming and good value for money it was a very pleasant experience and we will definately come again

1  Thank Alastair S
Reviewed 1 July 2015

From the moment you walk through the front door it feels like home, even if you are there for the first time. Friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, two purrfect bookstore cats, community information and public events. New and used books available in stock, or they...More

2  Thank 385nancyl
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