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Boswell Book Company

2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4242
+1 414-332-1181
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Best Bookshop in Milwaukee

I love independent bookshops, and Boswell Book Co. has an amazing and knowledgeable staff, a... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Laura K
Great place!!

I love old books and old book stores. This book store has both. The help was great too. I will... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
David P
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DeForest, Wisconsin
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2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4242
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+1 414-332-1181
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I love independent bookshops, and Boswell Book Co. has an amazing and knowledgeable staff, a wonderful selection of books in all categories, and just the right ambience to browse and read. A great place to buy presents for kids and grown-ups alike, they even offer...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I love old books and old book stores. This book store has both. The help was great too. I will stop in again the next time I get back to Milwaukee.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Looking for a bookshop in Milwaukee wasn't easy. But thanks to Tripadvisor I found Boswel. Just wanna to buy some books for my kids in Holland. What a great shop and nice employees. Next to Boswel is a Starbucks. Food place to read the first...More

Thank R. B
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were in the are so we stopped in to check it out. What a huge selection of books. Staff was eager to help and knew what we were looking for right away. I will be back!

Thank David P
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I love books, and I love bookstores even more. Especially quirky ones. While this store isn't standout unique, it is an absolutely solid local shop with everything going for it! It's in a vibrant yet quaint old neighborhood shopping district with other attractions like Downer...More

1  Thank Yoga B
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

While waiting for Cafe Hollander to serve lunch we killed time walking around and came across this wonderful bookstore. It wraps around the corner Starbucks with the entrance on Downer. There is an entrance inside connecting to Starbucks as well. You will find both new...More

Thank Konrad V
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I recently returned to Milwaukee for a short trip and was delighted by the ongoing high quality of this wonderful bookstore on Downer Avenue. The staff always welcomes you in a natural, warm manner and they know books! There are tables and shelves with staff...More

Thank yaya1358
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Boswell Book Company is an independent bookstore with very knowledgeable and helpful book sellers. Great book displays to help you choose the next book to read. Or, if you need assistance in choosing a book; the Boswell's staff read a variety of books and can...More

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Bookstores are my passion, but at times the "big box" bookstores seem a little too commercial and sterile. Boswell Book Company makes you feel like you are in a private collection of books, with a charming and cozy atmosphere and unique categories for shelving the...More

Thank menderle
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

I love a good bookstore, and this one is a great one. Tremendous selection, very well organized, with good values in a great book-lover's environment. One of the very best bookstores I've ever been in.

1  Thank Dan R
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