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City Lights Bookstore

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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
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
Richmond, Virginia
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 890jant
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2015
3  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

Date of experience: November 2015
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank 385nancyl
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