With the rise of online book sellers, many readers seek out bookstores where they can thumb through hard copies of what to read next. There’s a unique pleasure we take in visiting a real bookstore and browsing the shelves. This experience is rare these days, but there are still some great book stores book lovers can visit. See which book store was voted Best Book Store in Philadelphia by Philly locals.
2021: Philadelphia Voted Shakespeare and Company Best Book Store!
Shakespeare and Company
1632 Walnut St
(215)-240-1000 – shop.shakeandco.com
Readers across the world know Shakespeare & Company as a book lovers paradise, and the Philadelphia location is no exception. Founded as an offshoot of the iconic brand with locations in Manhattan and London, the bookstore at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia strives to meet the same high standards bookworms have come to expect from Shakespeare & Company — a wide selection of both new releases and timeless classics in a modern, organized space staffed by knowledgeable and helpful booksellers. Shakespeare & Company has truly earned its reputation as both a world class bookstore and a cafe, offering tasty espresso drinks to enjoy with a good book!