Book Gallery West

★★★★☆
  • 4121 NW 16th Blvd

    Gainesville, FL 32605

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  • 352-371-1234

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Mon. - Sat. 9am - 9pm;Sun. 11am - 6pm
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As small as this book store is, it packs a lot into its space and does it really well. Inside, there is a cute (horrible, but true- it's plain cute!) and somewhat 'mod-French' cafe, with a couple of tables and chairs in a 6x6 area of floor, by god! A display case with goodies and no doubt, a cappuccino maker, too. The shop is small enough so that by the time you saunter over to get a scone, someone will have sauntered over to get you a scone in the same manner. \n\nThe atmosphere is young, and there is a lot to look at. Only, only go to this store with a free hour or so to look around. They have an entire half of the store dedicated to local mini-galleries, and you will spend money. Handmade bags, bowls, sculptures. The gift gallery is the secret garden of this place. \n\nThey also have a lot of unique, rare books that you won't find too easily at B&N or on a Kindle.

2
★★★★★

As small as this book store is, it packs a lot into its space and does it really well. Inside, there is a cute (horrible, but true- it's plain cute!) and somewhat 'mod-French' cafe, with a couple of tables and chairs in a 6x6 area of floor, by god! A display case with goodies and no doubt, a cappuccino maker, too. The shop is small enough so that by the time you saunter over to get a scone, someone will have sauntered over to get you a scone in the same manner. \n\nThe atmosphere is young, and there is a lot to look at. Only, only go to this store with a free hour or so to look around. They have an entire half of the store dedicated to local mini-galleries, and you will spend money. Handmade bags, bowls, sculptures. The gift gallery is the secret garden of this place. \n\nThey also have a lot of unique, rare books that you won't find too easily at B&N or on a Kindle.

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I had to go to nearby Joann Fabric and happened to stop in this store because it looked fun and it was! There were so many wonderful books. I am in love with their Florida Books section. Then they had cards I have never seen before, they were very unique and artistic. I have to admit I went a little crazy with the beauty products. It was money well spent my skin looks and smells terrific. I had never heard of Thymes before, so it is a great place to get great products. It was fun to shop there I was probably in there for two hours. So many many wonderful things. I can't wait for my friend's birthdays and Christmas. I know I can get them something special and different with a beautiful card to match. This is my new favorite place to go!

PROS: Fun uncommon gifts, great books, great prices on books.
CONS: I found it too easy to break my budget in there!(but that's my problem)

5
★★★★★

I had to go to nearby Joann Fabric and happened to stop in this store because it looked fun and it was! There were so many wonderful books. I am in love with their Florida Books section. Then they had cards I have never seen before, they were very unique and artistic. I have to admit I went a little crazy with the beauty products. It was money well spent my skin looks and smells terrific. I had never heard of Thymes before, so it is a great place to get great products. It was fun to shop there I was probably in there for two hours. So many many wonderful things. I can't wait for my friend's birthdays and Christmas. I know I can get them something special and different with a beautiful card to match. This is my new favorite place to go!

PROS: Fun uncommon gifts, great books, great prices on books.
CONS: I found it too easy to break my budget in there!(but that's my problem)

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Book Gallery West has a local bookstore feel instead of corporate banality. Stacks and stacks of books fill the store making it difficult to walk around, but that also means there are more books to sift through to find what is need.

The place always smells of incense also sells small gifts and cards.

I have bought many books at this store and have also sold a few.

4
★★★★☆

Book Gallery West has a local bookstore feel instead of corporate banality. Stacks and stacks of books fill the store making it difficult to walk around, but that also means there are more books to sift through to find what is need.

The place always smells of incense also sells small gifts and cards.

I have bought many books at this store and have also sold a few.

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This store has a great selection of everything....cards, book, gifts, lotion, you name it.....it's small but packed full...

They have a great book trade program and also buy books for fair prices....staff is great..if they don't carry it..they will help you find out who does. Loved that !!

PROS: A little bit of everything
CONS: Small

4
★★★★☆

This store has a great selection of everything....cards, book, gifts, lotion, you name it.....it's small but packed full...

They have a great book trade program and also buy books for fair prices....staff is great..if they don't carry it..they will help you find out who does. Loved that !!

PROS: A little bit of everything
CONS: Small

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This is a nice book store. It is fairly good sized and has a nice selection. You can buy books used for reduced prices or new, and if they don't have it they can help you get it. They take trade in's for store credit, so you're old books can be recycled and go towards getting new ones. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Definitely a nice place to visit.

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★★★★☆

This is a nice book store. It is fairly good sized and has a nice selection. You can buy books used for reduced prices or new, and if they don't have it they can help you get it. They take trade in's for store credit, so you're old books can be recycled and go towards getting new ones. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Definitely a nice place to visit.

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I love Book Gallery West because I love to trade in my paperbacks and get credit for more books! They have a pretty good used selection of your standard popular fiction, but a nice find is the childrens section! Once your child begins reading chapter books, you will find that buying them (if you do) can get expensive. A nice alternative is there pretty large selection of used childrens and young reader books. Also, your child can choose some books to bring in for a trade, which is 2 for 1 I believe.
I also love browsing their fun and artistic greeting cards and gifts. Lotion/bath prodcuts, candles and whatnot are unique and fun and make great gifts.
You can find lots of out of the way books here and for great prices. This place is a must for any book lover!

PROS: Great prices and one of the best trading spots in town.
CONS: Smaller selection than a chain store, but different anyway!

4
★★★★☆

I love Book Gallery West because I love to trade in my paperbacks and get credit for more books! They have a pretty good used selection of your standard popular fiction, but a nice find is the childrens section! Once your child begins reading chapter books, you will find that buying them (if you do) can get expensive. A nice alternative is there pretty large selection of used childrens and young reader books. Also, your child can choose some books to bring in for a trade, which is 2 for 1 I believe.
I also love browsing their fun and artistic greeting cards and gifts. Lotion/bath prodcuts, candles and whatnot are unique and fun and make great gifts.
You can find lots of out of the way books here and for great prices. This place is a must for any book lover!

PROS: Great prices and one of the best trading spots in town.
CONS: Smaller selection than a chain store, but different anyway!

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Book Gallery West carries an extensive line of good quality used books. They are usually 1/2 price of new and they will allow you to trade 2 for 1 in used books. They also have an unusually selection of cards which are always hard to find.

4
★★★★☆

Book Gallery West carries an extensive line of good quality used books. They are usually 1/2 price of new and they will allow you to trade 2 for 1 in used books. They also have an unusually selection of cards which are always hard to find.

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