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Union River Book & Toy Company

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Address: 100 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1919
Phone Number: +1 207-667-6604
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00

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Great little store

Current owner took over in 2010 and added books to the toys. Good selection of quality books, discount area in the back with seconds. Fun typical Toysmith-type toy shop. Owner was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Derek L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Current owner took over in 2010 and added books to the toys. Good selection of quality books, discount area in the back with seconds. Fun typical Toysmith-type toy shop. Owner was really laid back and I enjoyed chatting with him.

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Thank Derek L
Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is in downtown Ellsworth and easy to find.A great place to bring your family to look for great books and nice things to buy

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Berwick, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stopped here thinking it would be a great bookstore for everyone. It really caters to children and young adult readers. They do have a small collection of used books for all ages/genres, but not what we were looking for on this trip. If we had our grandchildren with us, we would have loved it.

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Thank LucyLu801
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to take our son and just hang out. The folks that run the place clearly value customers. The selection of books and toys is thoughtful and the atmosphere inviting. Highly recommend!

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Thank Keith H
Orono, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

A small book and toy store with a wide variety of books from young adult novels to books for children still learning to read. The stuffed animals are adorable.

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Thank Linnea973
Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

We are so fortunate here in Ellsworth to have this wonderful store. Unique, fun, local, & well thought out gifts & cards. And yes, free gift wrapping!!

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Thank Barb S
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Spent a bit browsing and enjoying the unique gifts in the back area. Great spot for Grandpa and Grandma to spoil the little ones. Great youth reading selection.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Even if you don't have children but maybe still know little ones to buy toys for...this is the place!! I don't think they have as much stuff in a ToysRUs! My husband and I stopped in because I wanted to something to take home to the little ones from our vacation. They have everything for every age, and so many... More 

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Thank rhondah67
Coker Creek, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

I have been to this shop several times to buy things for my grandchildren, and I always find unique and interesting items for sale. Their book selection is outstanding for all ages, and the toys are fun and reasonably priced. Don't miss this wonderful shopping experience when you come to Ellsworth----and bring the kids!

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Bar Harbor, ME
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2010

This place just opened and it is a fantastic book shop, ideal for kids. Clean, really well laid out, and a great, generous selection for children of all ages, from babies to teenagers. Really what a downtown book store (remember those?) should be. Cozy, and the books are the same prices as Borders, so why not shop downtown and support... More 

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