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Moravian Book Shop

428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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Oldest but the BEST

Moravian Book Shop is the oldest book store in the nation, founded in 1745, and it has kept growing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Moravian Book store is an icon

This store has been in Bethlehem for centuries. Has a variety of items in their shop. People are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Moravian Book Shop is the oldest book store in the nation, founded in 1745, and it has kept growing ever since. It is located in downtown Bethlehem, PA.which is well known as the Christmas City.... so besides many wonderful books available in stock across many...More

Thank martsmart70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This store has been in Bethlehem for centuries. Has a variety of items in their shop. People are friendly.

Thank mmetzis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This shop just keeps unfolding as you browse. Yes they have books and not just Moravian ones! Also Christmas items, house decor, candies, clothes, local crafts, children's items, pet items, and more. Impossible to walk through here and not get something. We took home a...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Book Shop on Main St is a must stop for visitors. This is not a religious book store, which might be thought from the "Moravian" name. Rather it is a book shop founded by the Moravians some 272 years ago. Today the shop offers...More

Thank JoeyNMN
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great place to shop for Bethlehem gifts. It's packed with history and the selection offers a wide range of goods. Convenient location in downtown Bethlehem. Prices are a little high though and parking can be hard to find.

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I love going here when it's a nice day out, I can grab a cup of coffee and walk the Book Shop. They always have an amazing array of local historic books, hard to find items, Christmas ornaments year round, and friendly staff. I would...More

Thank Bailey1Bug
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

By all accounts this is the oldest ongoing bookstore in America. And though the store itself is small in comparison to some of the big box stores the charm and collections it boasts is fantastic. Located in Historic Downtown Bethlehem this is a must see.

Thank All_Points_Images
Reviewed 2 May 2017

An absolute must see. The oldest bookstore in the country! Wise, all knowing staff and a perfect deli and ambiance. At Christmas it is magical. Great candy counter. You gotta go!

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The oldest bookstore in the US - it is a great 'time out' stop as it has a small coffee shop inside too. Offers a lot of other things to buy - some seems over the top for a book store but still interesting

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this shop while staying at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Expansive independent bookstore with lots of unique home goods and gift items. Purchased a book here and a postcard featuring local landmarks, good spot to find books on Pennsylvania history.

Thank meghandixon
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