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Chaucer's Bookstore

3321 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
+1 805-682-6787
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The only large inventory bookstore in Santa Barbara.

The shelves & floor are stuffed with a large selection of book. They have several selves of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SBGARY
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santa barbara, CA
Fantastic Resource

We recently spent a month in Santa Barbara, and Chaucers Bookstore quickly became part of our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FriendshipBay
,
Ottawa, Canada
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3321 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2623
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+1 805-682-6787
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shelves & floor are stuffed with a large selection of book. They have several selves of recommended books. The staff is very helpful.

Thank SBGARY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent a month in Santa Barbara, and Chaucers Bookstore quickly became part of our routine to pick up the Sunday NYT. But it is hard to walk out without something else from their extensive and eclectic selection. I found a hard-to-source book that...More

Thank FriendshipBay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location for books, gifts, knick-knacks, etc! They have competitive prices and staff that actually reads what they stock. Close to good restaurants and very conveniently located in the middle of santa babara.

Thank Taylor F
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

If you enjoy a good bookstore that isn’t a chain stop here. It’s fabulous as bookstores go. Unusual books, cards, and gifts live in this store. Children’s books are here to enjoy in spades. Love books this is the place.

Thank joicebiles
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Independently owned with shelves and stacks that will stoke the passion of any book lover. Something--so much--for everybody!

Thank Umbeijo
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Chaucer's is as reliable as a book store can get. All the new titles, yet well organized shelves and a very welcoming feeling....kids, families, retirees....all enjoying the place.

Thank UncleJoeCalifornia
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Quite a large store for an independent bookstore. They cover an enormous range of areas including one of the most extensive collections of travel books I have found. The latest bestsellers, art, and literature of course. You can easily spend hours here. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruno S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is locally owned with a very knowledgable staff. Parking is easy. Plus they always gift wrap if needed

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This store is stuffed to the ceiling with books of every kind. It out lasted the big chain stores folding. It has a children's section. It will gift wrap. I just wish it was larger with more seats.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stay away if you don't have the money! Allocate at least an hour of your time. If you are really into books, there is so much to enjoy. There's even books stacked on the floor because there's no space for everything. Their sociology section was...More

Thank Just A
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