Spellbinder of Bishop

★★★★☆
  • 124 S Main St

    Bishop, CA 93514

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  • 760-873-4511

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Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm

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This is a well-run small bookstore. They keep a good stock of new and local books. The employees are friendly and helpful. The coffee shop in the back is a plus. Overall, it's a comfortable store.

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This is a well-run small bookstore. They keep a good stock of new and local books. The employees are friendly and helpful. The coffee shop in the back is a plus. Overall, it's a comfortable store.

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We have three traditions when we drive through Bishop on the way home from Mammoth ? we stock up on jerky at Mahogany Smoked Meats and Beef Jerky; we eat lunch at La Casita Mexican Restaurant; and, we end with a trip to Spellbinder Books and Coffee. Spellbinder is a storefront in the center of Main Street, in the very heart of the community. This is my favorite part of the trip to Mammoth.

The store has a significant collection of western and titles. I picked up a book of letters from women crossing the continent in covered wagons and read it to my daughter when she was learning about the West at school. The staff is incredibly friendly; they do a terrific job chatting up my husband, allowing me to browse to my heart?s content.

It has a large bookshelf for books loved by the staff, though sometimes turnover on these shelves is slow. I bought William Boyd?s Any Human Heart several years ago; now it is falling apart from use, but the next winter when I returned to Spellbinders, it was still sitting on the recommendation bookshelf. Now I know some years are better than others in publishing, but I?ve never experienced a year when I couldn?t recommend a different book after twelve months. Someone at the store truly loves Any Human Heart. Now every time we go, I tell the kids to look for Any Human Heart on the recommendation shelf.

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★★★★★

We have three traditions when we drive through Bishop on the way home from Mammoth ? we stock up on jerky at Mahogany Smoked Meats and Beef Jerky; we eat lunch at La Casita Mexican Restaurant; and, we end with a trip to Spellbinder Books and Coffee. Spellbinder is a storefront in the center of Main Street, in the very heart of the community. This is my favorite part of the trip to Mammoth.

The store has a significant collection of western and titles. I picked up a book of letters from women crossing the continent in covered wagons and read it to my daughter when she was learning about the West at school. The staff is incredibly friendly; they do a terrific job chatting up my husband, allowing me to browse to my heart?s content.

It has a large bookshelf for books loved by the staff, though sometimes turnover on these shelves is slow. I bought William Boyd?s Any Human Heart several years ago; now it is falling apart from use, but the next winter when I returned to Spellbinders, it was still sitting on the recommendation bookshelf. Now I know some years are better than others in publishing, but I?ve never experienced a year when I couldn?t recommend a different book after twelve months. Someone at the store truly loves Any Human Heart. Now every time we go, I tell the kids to look for Any Human Heart on the recommendation shelf.

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Spellbinders has a medium-sized selection of new books with some focus on local titles. The staff is helpful and friendly. The store is clean and has a spacious feeling to it. The selection could be wider. The children's book section includes some puppets and stuffed animals. Bookmarks, journals, magazines, and book lights are also sold. There are occasional special events.

In back is a coffee shop and small video/DVD rental area. Local art is displayed.

PROS: clean
CONS: small

3
★★★☆☆

Spellbinders has a medium-sized selection of new books with some focus on local titles. The staff is helpful and friendly. The store is clean and has a spacious feeling to it. The selection could be wider. The children's book section includes some puppets and stuffed animals. Bookmarks, journals, magazines, and book lights are also sold. There are occasional special events.

In back is a coffee shop and small video/DVD rental area. Local art is displayed.

PROS: clean
CONS: small

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