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Moravian Book Shop

428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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Nothing like a Main St bookstore..love love love it. Oldest in the US and now section for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gypsy4747
via mobile
A lot more than a religious book store

I really wasn't anxious to visit this store after taking a city tour and learning the deep history... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
2Old2DieYoung
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Pine Bush, New York
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The world's oldest book store.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
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+1 610-866-5481
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"christmas ornaments"
in 19 reviews
"great bookstore"
in 8 reviews
"great selection of books"
in 5 reviews
"huge selection"
in 6 reviews
"unique items"
in 8 reviews
"independent bookstore"
in 3 reviews
"book selection"
in 3 reviews
"main street"
in 12 reviews
"christmas season"
in 6 reviews
"cup of coffee"
in 5 reviews
"gift items"
in 7 reviews
"ghost tour"
in 4 reviews
"year round"
in 4 reviews
"historic downtown"
in 3 reviews
"nice stop"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 4 reviews
"fun place"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing like a Main St bookstore..love love love it. Oldest in the US and now section for children's activities and also a book sign when I visited and always....little cafe. Great place...well done!

Thank gypsy4747
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I really wasn't anxious to visit this store after taking a city tour and learning the deep history of the Moravian Church and the founding of Bethlehem. I figured it would be a typical Christian bookstore. What a pleasant surprise to find that this store...More

1  Thank 2Old2DieYoung
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

America's oldest book shop (1745), the Moravian book shop operates today as a contemporary general store. Yes, they sell books including books about Bethlehem, Leigh Valley and Moravian life. Book signings occur upon occasion like Gregory D. Huber's "The Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Architecture &...More

1  Thank duck8to
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Very cute gift shop with lots of unique items. Staff was very helpful. Much more than a giftshop also a full bookstore.

Thank RP2358
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Lots and lots of gifts and candy with a small bookstore component. It is a bit of tourist trap during the holidays, but is worth the stop to see the historic site. Despite what trip advisor says it is not the oldest bookstore in the...More

Thank Jackalcall
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is not just a book shop it has a lot of different things in there. I love the Moravian stars the different choices of ornaments. It was a little crowded but of course look at the time of year.

Thank Melissa E
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We go there everytime we go to Bethlehem...one of a kind place. .soooo many unique things. .plus a large bookstore..you have to go there when you visit the town...The new addition of the Meadery is a hit too.

1  Thank goatsforme
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

In the heart of Bethlehem, PA ... you’ll discover a gem of a bookstore that offers books for everyone, a story hour for kids, music, gifts, jewelry, candy, gifts, Christmas items and more ... because you’re in the center of the historic district that offers...More

1  Thank wewillreturn2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The ghost tour was really fun. The guide was fun and knowledgeable. She told some history stories which were about the Revolutionary War. That part made it more interesting because I learned many interesting things that I never knew. But the walk through the graveyard...More

Thank 777rocky
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is the longest running bookstore in America, founded in 1745. But this is more than just a bookstore, as a matter of fact the bookstore is the smaller portion of this awesome treasure in downtown historic Bethlehem PA. Great place to find gifts for...More

Thank Larry S
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