Beacon Books of Ghent

★★★★☆

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i love this book store, i vist every time im in norfolk.

thank you carroll

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i love this book store, i vist every time im in norfolk.

thank you carroll

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Beacon Books has been in business for over ten years.

come in and check out the Old World Feel of the store...

Step back in time in the Harry Potter style and find a true treasure

of your own!

http://beaconbooks.webs.com/

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Beacon Books has been in business for over ten years.

come in and check out the Old World Feel of the store...

Step back in time in the Harry Potter style and find a true treasure

of your own!

http://beaconbooks.webs.com/

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I can definitely see how this place could get two such different reviews. It's a very unusual store and if you are looking for anything that resembles a modern chain bookstore, this place is not for you. The place has no decoration, at all, just ceiling-high shelves and piles of used books, some of which don't look entirely stable (kind of an understatement in some cases.) They are (very) loosely arranged by topic, in what could be an old storeroom. You go to Beacon to browse rather than find something specific, there are lots of out-of-print books and hidden treasures in this place, you never know what you are going to find. The guy who runs it is an older man with a philosophical bent, and all the people I have run into in this place have a reverence for books and learning like you just don't see anymore. For bibliophiles who like to buy their books in a place interesting and quirky enough to be an actual setting for a book, this place is the best, and really, it just makes me happy that there is somewhere left in the Western hemisphere untouched by commercialism.

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I can definitely see how this place could get two such different reviews. It's a very unusual store and if you are looking for anything that resembles a modern chain bookstore, this place is not for you. The place has no decoration, at all, just ceiling-high shelves and piles of used books, some of which don't look entirely stable (kind of an understatement in some cases.) They are (very) loosely arranged by topic, in what could be an old storeroom. You go to Beacon to browse rather than find something specific, there are lots of out-of-print books and hidden treasures in this place, you never know what you are going to find. The guy who runs it is an older man with a philosophical bent, and all the people I have run into in this place have a reverence for books and learning like you just don't see anymore. For bibliophiles who like to buy their books in a place interesting and quirky enough to be an actual setting for a book, this place is the best, and really, it just makes me happy that there is somewhere left in the Western hemisphere untouched by commercialism.

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Wow- who was the other person that rated this place- it's a hole with a pile of books. There may be a few good books in here somewhere but good luck finding them. 1 word- CREEPY!

PROS: Zipola
CONS: Risks of getting__________(fill in favorite disease here)

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Wow- who was the other person that rated this place- it's a hole with a pile of books. There may be a few good books in here somewhere but good luck finding them. 1 word- CREEPY!

PROS: Zipola
CONS: Risks of getting__________(fill in favorite disease here)

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For those of you that do not know Ghent is one of the nicest areas in all of Norfolk and this book store is no exception. Beacon Books of Ghent is one of my personal favorite hide aways. Whenever I get the chance I go to Beacon Books just to relax. I love the atmosphere of this store and the laid back attitudes of the employess are refreshing to see. A lot of the bigger bookstore employees always seem in a rush while they are trying to help 10 customers at once, but here you get nice individual attention when looking for just the right book

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For those of you that do not know Ghent is one of the nicest areas in all of Norfolk and this book store is no exception. Beacon Books of Ghent is one of my personal favorite hide aways. Whenever I get the chance I go to Beacon Books just to relax. I love the atmosphere of this store and the laid back attitudes of the employess are refreshing to see. A lot of the bigger bookstore employees always seem in a rush while they are trying to help 10 customers at once, but here you get nice individual attention when looking for just the right book

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