Local Literary Watering Hole: The Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA

Our trip to the Doylestown Bookstore. It's about 45 minutes from our house, but totally worth the trip!

My family and I took a recent trip out to Doylestown to visit a nearby destination with friends. After we concluded our visit, we went into downtown Doylestown to grab some ice cream and I came across The Doylestown Bookshop. Not being one to pass up any bookstore, I dragged my kids along to check it out.

Cafe at the Doylestown Bookshop. The perfect nook for a book and a cuppa.

The first thing I noticed is that this bookstore is HUGE. I was not expecting the size of store based on the window out front. It spans the length of the building and holds multiple rooms. Immediately upon entering to the left is a quaint coffee shop. With lots of natural light and big comfy chairs, it’s the perfect place to read your most recent purchase!

Staff Picks and a sofa to read on at The Doylestown Bookshop.

To the right of the entrance is the adult book section, including an entire wall of staff picks. The volume of books alone was shocking. The building is loooong so the books appear to go as far as the eye can see! As you walk towards the back, there are gifts for adults and a large card display.

The kids section at this store is huge - its actually in multiple rooms!

For the Kids

At the very back of the main room is the first children’s section. It features popular picture books, a train table, early readers and small toys. My kids ran amuck through the store and no one gave us the stink eye. They particularly enjoyed finding the books they loved the most on the shelves!

Great gift section at The Doylestown Bookshop.

The next two rooms contained gifts for kids. Not Toys R Us kind of toys, the lovely, unique wonderful toys I absolutely love to get for my kids!! I piled many things onto the counter for purchase, but my husband talked me out of everything but a kite. (BOO) The other room in the back has 100s of different kinds of puzzles. I was drooling, but my kids wanted their ice cream and so I left vowing to come back without them.

I’m already trying to nail down a date to go back into Doylestown. Aside from The Doylestown Bookshop and the mystery destination (which I’m saving for another blog post,), I’ve uncovered a few cute places to eat and I saw a used bookstore I’d like to pop into on my next visit. 

So there you go, another fun stop on our literary watering hole trail. I hope you have a chance to visit! Also – be sure to come back to the blog tomorrow for our first ever GIVEAWAY!!

We took a trip to The Doylestown Bookshop to see if it was worth the hype. Review include photos and description of the store. A cafe, children's rooms, sofas to recline on, and great staff selections make this a local Indie favorite.