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Great find!

Love this bookstore! The staff reviews are more informative that the back cover. I found several... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Worth the trip to Juneau

Rainy Retreat is a great little bookstore nestled away in sunny Juneau, Alaska. The store owners... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Savannah, Georgia
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Sep 14, 2018
“Great find!”
Jul 27, 2018
“Worth the trip to Juneau”
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Love this bookstore! The staff reviews are more informative that the back cover. I found several books I wanted but did not have the space to take them home. They shipped them media mail for free!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Rainy Retreat is a great little bookstore nestled away in sunny Juneau, Alaska. The store owners, Alexei Painter and Tori Weaver are knowledgeable and will spread their tentacles throughout the store in search of the right book for you. The bookstore has a great lived...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Tori, the owner and Nina her employee are very knowledgeable about their inventory and are very helpful in answering questions or helping in anyway possible. Need help? You've got it. Want to take your time and just browse in solitude? It's yours. 'Rainy Retreat' is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

You can only pack so much for one cruise. Especially if you refuse to read digitally and love the feeling of a good solid book! This was such a great find that I managed to pick up five new (to me, used but in great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennw421
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I had two books recommended to read while traveling in Alaska and wanted to buy them in the state as souvenirs. This was the third place I tried in two cities. They came through for me!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Rainy is the default weather to be expected in Juneau. It's nice to know you can go find something to read here when it does. Great bookstore and helpful staff working here.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I went here to look around and found it a nice little place with decent selection considering how small it is. Friendly and helpful staff make a big difference.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I dropped in to Rainy Retreat Books on a self-guided tour of Juneau during a recent stop on an Inside Passage cruise vacation. I hoped to find a used book I need for a book club this year just so I could have the joy...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Jan M
Reviewed 9 September 2015

And, yes, it was a rainy day retreat into this sweet comprehensive bookstore in downtown Juneau. There's a great wooden statue pointing your way in, and then, watch out - you won't know which way to turn! New books? Yep. Used books? Yep! Local writers?...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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