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Chaucer's Bookstore, Santa Barbara

4.8
#41 of 162 in Things to do in Santa Barbara
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • My children and I love hanging out at Chaucer's. It has such a nice warm atmosphere and besides the awesome books, it has cool little gifts, journals, stationery, etc. It is fun to just browse... 
    My children and I love hanging out at Chaucer's. It has such a nice warm atmosphere and besides the awesome books, it has cool little gifts, journals, stationery, etc. It is fun to just browse...  more »
  • I could easily spend a whole day in this bookstore and still not want to leave. It is not very large and I only saw new books (no used books for sale) - but the selection and organization was nice... 
    I could easily spend a whole day in this bookstore and still not want to leave. It is not very large and I only saw new books (no used books for sale) - but the selection and organization was nice...  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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