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Chaucer's Bookstore, Santa Barbara

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#41 of 160 in Things to do in Santa Barbara
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Great bookstore. Not massive, but I was able to find topics that I haven’t seen in bookstores for ages. Our kids loved it too. 
    Great bookstore. Not massive, but I was able to find topics that I haven’t seen in bookstores for ages. Our kids loved it too.  more »
  • This is a regular bookstore with no unique features. It sells only new books; I thought there’d be some used books. Underwhelmed to say the least 
    This is a regular bookstore with no unique features. It sells only new books; I thought there’d be some used books. Underwhelmed to say the least  more »
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  • This place is full of books and they are also on the carpeted aisles. The place is too crowded too bright;makes me wanna read and stop. It lacks the coolness of a Book Den.
  • If you've been to the beaches and State Street, you may think you've been to Santa Barbara. But if you haven't been to Chaucer's books, you haven't really been to Santa Barbara. On my most recent visit, they had two books in stock I've been looking for everywhere. There's lots of eclectic offerings as well as unique cards and journals. If you are staying a while, pick up a tides schedule or calendar. There are plenty of other beautiful books about the area and by local authors as well. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. In short, Chaucer's is a bookstore the way bookstores were meant to be.

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