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Moravian Book Shop

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Address: 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
Phone Number: +1 610-866-5481
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The world's oldest book store.

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If you are spending the day in Bethlehem there is so much to see and do. I would highly recommend the Moravian Book Shop as it definitely is not just books (although I have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Laney90
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are spending the day in Bethlehem there is so much to see and do. I would highly recommend the Moravian Book Shop as it definitely is not just books (although I have purchased many interesting books there). There is so much to take in....from the beautiful crafts, gifts, ornaments, unique clothing to the chocolatier and quaint cafe. I... More 

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Thank Laney90
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Bethlehem, but a trip downtown is always a treat when we go into the magical Moravian bookstore. Bookstore is a misnomer for this unique gift store that takes up half a block. It does have a great selection of books but my favorite things to look through and purchase are the many Bethlehem and Moravian stars. We... More 

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoy visiting Bethlehem and the Book Shop is a landmark to me. It's Christmas all year round and the selection of stars and home decor is always amazing to see. The prices are reasonable and the staff is attentive as well.

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Thank rm0463
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific bookstore, and a rare independent one, and they will order any book for you. Also, a clothing shop, really nice lunch restaurant, and all kinds of food & clothing gift items. A huge Christmas shop is part of the place for those who like that stuff. Very friendly store.

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Thank Babsartist
Saugerties, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this bookstore because of its history. Although there was not much historical information, it was nice to spend time browsing through "real" books. The bookstore was just a small part of what seemed to be mostly a gift shop. A nice stop if you are in the area, but wouldn't make a special trip. .

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Thank George V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here since I first moved to Bethlehem as a teen in 1998 and this book Shop as to be my favorite place to go. It's not just a book Shop it's has Christmas ornaments, toys, chocolates and so much more!

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Thank Marlyn L
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love old book stores and to me it's one of the best... They have a wide verity of gifts as well... The staff is friendly and I love the way it smells...

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Thank Theo H
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I can't say enough about this it was just wonderful! You get a great shopping experience, whether you are a booklover or not! There is a coffee/wine bar inside, and a chocolate counter. It was all around wonderful!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Staff is super friendly and helpful, but books only occupy a portion of this store - not even half. Good local book selection but rest of inventory is small and not in depth. Sort of reminds me of a higher end souvenir store. The stuff is nice I guess, but again, I like books.....

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Thank Jim S
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

great selection of books, layout is great, helpful staff, nice location to do additional shopping and placed to eat.

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