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dougtam&jj
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October 9, 2006 3:06 pm  

Hi everyone. Are there any good bookstores on stx.
Thanks
Tammy


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October 9, 2006 6:07 pm  

Probably the nicest book store on island is Undercover Books & Gifts in the Gallows Bay area. By nice I mean new books as well as some used books. They have a nice selection of local books (books about the islands, local authors, cook books, etc) as well as some cards and gifts. They will also order a specific book for you.

The island also has two used book stores. One of them is called The Treasure Attic Book Shop and is located on Company Street in Christiansted. They have a large selection of books. And I am sorry, but I am unable to locate the name of the other shop but it is located on North Side Road just west of Christiansted in LaGrande Princess. They are fairly new and still building up their stock.

There are also some religion book stores and an Educational Book store as well. Hope this helps.


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October 9, 2006 8:12 pm  

there is also a library in downtown C'sted that might fulfill some of your reading needs.


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October 10, 2006 9:44 am  

I think Beth's bookstore is called Beachside Books and it's in the building behind Salud and Rustico. Also, the Humane Society has a thrift store in Golden rock that has a GREAT book section. And dirt cheap.

When I want a specific new book or cd I usually order from Amazon. They are super good about mailing here.


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October 10, 2006 1:28 pm  

Linda, I think the name is Beachside Used Books. It's in Princess Plaza, next to the Party supply store. We are probably talking about the same place, but I'm not familur with Salud and Rustico. LOL. I always saw the sign by the street for the part place. LOL.


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October 10, 2006 3:10 pm  

Kudos to Linda J for reminding everyone re. the Animal Shelter Thrift Store - their books are dirt cheap, they have an extensive collection and it is all for a good cause.


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dougtam&jj
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October 10, 2006 6:40 pm  

Thanks everyone. I love to read. I'm a Barnes and Noble junkie.
Tammy


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April 16, 2012 8:18 pm  

Does anyone know of a book store, other than Dockside in Havensight, on STT? I'm looking for a travel guide for Puerto Rico. Specifically, one with a good self-guided walking tour of Old San Juan.


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April 16, 2012 9:09 pm  

I don't think that the St Croix Animal Welfare Center Thrift shop is in Golden Rock any more. They moved to Richmond. They are over behind the Richmond Post Office and Olympic Rental Car. Look for their sign.
Check out the article about them in the local paper. Here.

Also if you like eBooks you can buy them from Undercover Books at their web site. Here.


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April 16, 2012 9:59 pm  

Dockside is the only one, snorkeler....


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April 16, 2012 11:06 pm  

VISnorkeler, I have a Puerto Rico guidebook that I got from the book exchange at Frenchtown Deli. Not sure if it has walking tours, but I have at least one map that has suggested walking tours. I can get them to you if you'd like.

This is one of the walking tours not on a map that I did when I was in PR.

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1274032

And here's another one that led me to a beach within walking distance of Old San Juan.

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1432081

There was a company in Old San Juan providing audio walking tours of Old San Juan for a fee. If you want that info, let me know and I'll try to find it.


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April 17, 2012 12:38 am  

You are correct!


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Iris Tramm
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April 17, 2012 11:25 am  

Thanks everyone. I love to read. I'm a Barnes and Noble junkie.
Tammy

Buy a Nook.

The bookstore(s) on STX all seem to be half books half something else (e.g., nearly 50% of Undercover Books' retail space is given over to greeting cards and kids' stuff). Unless you're looking for something uniquely local (guides, local authors, local history), or a paperback copy of something you can only get in hardcover in the states becauase the U.S. publisher is too stupid to realize that the USVI is not international, you're kinda SOL.


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April 17, 2012 2:04 pm  

Thanks, Ms411. This trip to Puerto Rico is very last minute. We had no time to save for it properly, so we were hoping to be able to wander around without having to pay anyone to show us around this time. Now that I know there are several informational plaques, I will relax about the walking tour part. I am sure our hotel will have a map or two to help. This is our first trip to Puerto Rico.


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April 17, 2012 4:48 pm  

tami what kind of books do you like to read? i have some i am going to take back to the shelter (got them there) let me know


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April 17, 2012 11:44 pm  

Dixie, VIsnorkler resurected this thread I started in 2006 looking for books on Puerto Rico. Thanks though. I'm good for now. Iris, I have an ipad and a kindle. Ebooks are great but I still love my real books.


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VIsnorkeler
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April 18, 2012 8:07 pm  

Sorry, should I have started a new thread? I guess I just wanted to reassure other posters that I do, indeed, search the board first when I seek an answer to a question.


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April 18, 2012 10:41 pm  

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April 20, 2012 11:59 am  

Probably the nicest book store on island is Undercover Books & Gifts in the Gallows Bay area. By nice I mean new books as well as some used books. They have a nice selection of local books (books about the islands, local authors, cook books, etc) as well as some cards and gifts. They will also order a specific book for you.

The island also has two used book stores. One of them is called The Treasure Attic Book Shop and is located on Company Street in Christiansted. They have a large selection of books. And I am sorry, but I am unable to locate the name of the other shop but it is located on North Side Road just west of Christiansted in LaGrande Princess. They are fairly new and still building up their stock.

There are also some religion book stores and an Educational Book store as well. Hope this helps.

absolutely, yes!!! support our local book shops!
and while i am at it, for our st. thomas visitors, please enjoy dockside book shop at havensight mall! they just called to let me know my special order book has arrived, and they only charge list price, they don't mark up to obtain a "landed" cost (which includes the shipping)... the staff is friendly and knowledgable and many have been with the shop for over a decade.

as a member of the friends of the st. thomas public libraries and also the st. john library friends, i strongly advocate for our neighborhood book stores, which are community centers in their own right. you've made my day with the question, and with the answers too! love books, love 'em.

can you tell i am a reader?:D


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April 20, 2012 3:16 pm  

absolutely, yes!!! support our local book shops!
and while i am at it, for our st. thomas visitors, please enjoy dockside book shop at havensight mall! they just called to let me know my special order book has arrived, and they only charge list price, they don't mark up to obtain a "landed" cost (which includes the shipping)... the staff is friendly and knowledgable and many have been with the shop for over a decade.

as a member of the friends of the st. thomas public libraries and also the st. john library friends, i strongly advocate for our neighborhood book stores, which are community centers in their own right. you've made my day with the question, and with the answers too! love books, love 'em.

can you tell i am a reader?:D

I have special ordered books from Dockside Bookstore, when they don't have the book I'm looking for in stock and I do like they only charge you list price and don't charge you for shipping. They have a very friendly and helpful staff.

I love looking around the store and actually touching books and then buying books to add to my collection.

I'm waiting for the new library to open, because it will be more accessible than the one in town. It's so hard to find parking.


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