Classic Book Shop The

★★★★☆
  • 32336 Woodward Ave

    Royal Oak, MI 48073-0945

    Cross street: 2nd Block N. Of 13 1/2 Mile

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  • 248-655-7307

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The man, David, that works there was not only rude, but condescending and unhelpful. I sent him a list of books I wanted to sell, (not as an attachment, because he cannot open attachments) and he asked me to come into his store so he could look at them instead. He offered me a ridiculous price and when I tried to bargain with him, he raised his voice in a threatening manner. I told him that I would rather donate these books and left the store. I wouldn't recommend this store to anyone.

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The man, David, that works there was not only rude, but condescending and unhelpful. I sent him a list of books I wanted to sell, (not as an attachment, because he cannot open attachments) and he asked me to come into his store so he could look at them instead. He offered me a ridiculous price and when I tried to bargain with him, he raised his voice in a threatening manner. I told him that I would rather donate these books and left the store. I wouldn't recommend this store to anyone.

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I've been going there regularly for about a year, and I have to say that I have never had any problems with the owner. He's always kind and considerate to me, I've witnessed him appraise books without any hesitation, and he has taken the time to get to know my tastes to the point where he'll hold books for me so I can look at them. Thanks to him, I'm able to find obscure works (For instance, a treatise on the translation of geographical place names) that I really need for my line of work. I've called him, after hours, and he took time to check the whole store for books for me, and this was without recognizing my voice. From the first time I was in there in December to the last time I was there, on Monday, I've never had anything but wonderful experiences, and I've never seen him be anything but kind, professional, and wonderful to his customers. This says nothing of the selection of books in the store, which I also love. My degree is in Japanese lit, and I'm an aspiring translator. His Japanese section, while not huge, sure has more variety than Borders. Plus, like I said, he has crazy obscure translation books. More than that, he's got a great selection of cheap, classic books in great editions. Hooray for Oxford University Press!
Seriously, though, the store is awesome. I don't know what was happening when you guys had a bad time there. I love it.

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I've been going there regularly for about a year, and I have to say that I have never had any problems with the owner. He's always kind and considerate to me, I've witnessed him appraise books without any hesitation, and he has taken the time to get to know my tastes to the point where he'll hold books for me so I can look at them. Thanks to him, I'm able to find obscure works (For instance, a treatise on the translation of geographical place names) that I really need for my line of work. I've called him, after hours, and he took time to check the whole store for books for me, and this was without recognizing my voice. From the first time I was in there in December to the last time I was there, on Monday, I've never had anything but wonderful experiences, and I've never seen him be anything but kind, professional, and wonderful to his customers. This says nothing of the selection of books in the store, which I also love. My degree is in Japanese lit, and I'm an aspiring translator. His Japanese section, while not huge, sure has more variety than Borders. Plus, like I said, he has crazy obscure translation books. More than that, he's got a great selection of cheap, classic books in great editions. Hooray for Oxford University Press!
Seriously, though, the store is awesome. I don't know what was happening when you guys had a bad time there. I love it.

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Classic has an amazing amount of beautiful books. The have lots of foreign books as well as lots of old and rare books. Fun to go and looks around, they have a great staff too!

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Classic has an amazing amount of beautiful books. The have lots of foreign books as well as lots of old and rare books. Fun to go and looks around, they have a great staff too!

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