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Second Reading Book Shop

16 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002

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A book-lover's paradise, Second Reading Book Shop in historic downtown Alton, features rare, unique and first-edition books in all genres.

Lightly used modern novels are also available. Local author and store proprietor John Dunphey offers writing workshops in addition to hosting occasional special guests including area authors, musicians and speakers. Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • Mon: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

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