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Observatory Books - CLOSED

299 N. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-586-9676
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Nice little bookstore in Juneau

Such a nice little bookstore and the lady that works there or perhaps owns it is very sweet. I went... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
sicilianprincess1
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ny
via mobile
Awesome

Old time bookstore and a cartographers dream ( if you're lucky enough to meet the owner). She sells... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
grumpyvern
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Guelph, Canada
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
27 Jul 2015
“Nice little bookstore in Juneau ”
29 Jun 2015
“Awesome”
LOCATION
299 N. Franklin St., Juneau, AK 99801
CONTACT
+1 907-586-9676
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Such a nice little bookstore and the lady that works there or perhaps owns it is very sweet. I went into find a couple of books for my son and she was very helpful as to help me find what I was looking for. I...More

Thank sicilianprincess1
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Old time bookstore and a cartographers dream ( if you're lucky enough to meet the owner). She sells maps, and is giving of her time to share her considerable knowledge and experience with you if you ask.

Thank grumpyvern
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

I was determined to visit Observatory Books after having seen the owner, Dee, on the BBC dvd "Alaska: Inside Passage." She is just as intelligent and engaging in person and her store is wonderful.

Thank luminouslight
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Dee has forgotten more than most of us will never know. If you are a history buff, DO NOT miss the opportunity to rummage through old books and maps while listening to musings of Dee Logenbaugh. I don't know which I enjoyed more, the bookstore...More

2  Thank SouthFloridaMom2
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Overstuffed but charming bookstore. Owner is incredibly well informed on all things Alaska, is excited to share her knowledge and is a pleasure to talk to.

3  Thank glodawn
Reviewed 5 June 2013

It does have a few books but be well prepared to spend lot$ on anything worth owning. A couple books I was interested in weren't for sale, apparently reference material. It would be way down "my must visit while in Juneau" list.

2  Thank Texaque
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is a wonderful store to find Older books about Alaska, and the owner is very well informed on all things Alaska, including politics, and local character.

2  Thank Mysticmountain12
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Your standard overstuffed, funky book store with a good section of Alaska specific books. A place to spend a while and search for that special find. Lots of little cubbies and rooms to explore on a rainy day.

1  Thank savageporcupine
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