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The Book Trader
Used Book Store
Today 10AM–10PM
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7 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106
7 North 2nd StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19106
Used Book StoreToday 10AM–10PM
Tuesday 10AM–10PMWednesday 10AM–10PMThursday 10AM–10PMFriday 10AM–10PMSaturday 10AM–10PMSunday 10AM–10PMMonday 10AM–10PM

Used books and LPs, we offer store credit for trades. Spend $50 and receive a 20% discount.

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Classic used bookstore selling fiction & non-fiction, plus a few new titles & secondhand records.- Google
"I love used book stores, but my first time into this store will be my last."
"Cool place to get a few manga."
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david gossage
3 weeks ago
I love books. I love used book stores, but my first time into this store will be my last. Their books are way overpriced and some of the books are in very bad shape. They charge near full-price. I will never shop there again. Just stick with amazon.
Rebecca Mendoza
8 months ago
My absolute favorite used bookstore. They have the most generous trade in policy. Big Philadelphia/PA centric section in front of store. Sections for a huge variety of topics: from politics to mysteries. From Hollywood and theater to sifi. LGBT women's studies religion, you name it, they have a section. Separate children's section that is quite extensive. I miss Pumpkin resident cat. Someone's little monster, I mean child poked at him and got scratched. Instead of being admonished for tormenting cat, store was forced to get rid of Pumpkin. Hope monster, I mean child, and it's parent were banned from store. Chairs on second floor encourage browsing.
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Bridgette Smith
9 months ago
Cool place to get a few manga.
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Carlos Diaz
5 years ago
I realize there are always a few people at any establishment that can ruin a costumers experience. I, luckily, had a good experience. I ordered "Rendezvous with Rama" off of a book seller on amazon for $4. Problem was that Fedex lost it. I checked out this store and I found it for $2 and some change. The gentleman that was there when I purchased it was more than helpful. I will be back for any books I am looking for in the future.
Leif Skoogfors
8 months ago
If you can't get to Foyles' book shop in London's West End, the Book Trader is the place to go. Thousands of good used books at very reasonable prices and a knowledgeable and courteous staff. With its wide selection, it is a worthy successor to Philadelphia's famed Leary's Book Store, a cultural landmark which closed in 1969.
William Walker
5 months ago
This is a neat little place w all kinds of old and interesting books.
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K. Friedgen
2 years ago
A great place in the city to get lost in on a rainy Sunday. Don't go here looking for a specific book, as you'll be disappointed. But definitely come here if you're just looking. A great place to find hidden gems, inspiration, and surprises.
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Chris H
2 years ago
I love going here, they always have neat and interesting old books. I personally go for the photography books; not only do they have great out-of-print art books, but lots of how-to's about film processing and printing, as well as essays by master photographers.


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