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Moravian Book Shop

428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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A delight in every nook and cranny

The Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously running bookshop in the U. S. It has a fabulous... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Outstanding book and gift store in historic and charming Bethlehem PA

Charming book and gift store on Main Street in historic Bethlehwm. Many unique and varied books... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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The world's oldest book store.
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  • Very good26%
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428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously running bookshop in the U. S. It has a fabulous selection of books (of course) but it also has wonderful gifts, Christmas items (Bethlehem and Moravian stars of course!)

Thank RLOPkgQueen
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Charming book and gift store on Main Street in historic Bethlehwm. Many unique and varied books including cooking, travel and local and Pennsylvania history. Lovely children's book room. Great kitchen section with all sorts of accessories. Beautiful collection of Old World Christmas ornaments displayed on...More

Thank 997margaret
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as we browsed Main Street. Lots to look at. Two places to sit in the book section but you only need to walk over to the wine bar to find two, three additional spots to peruse possible book purchases. Been there three times...More

Thank upstate2
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a lovely bookstore that is not a chain bookstore. If you do not find it here, They will order it for you. They have great food here, and a woderful gormet section.

Thank Peggy K
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

When I read that this was the oldest bookstore in the country I imagined a very old place. This looked very modern and had so many rooms to explore! There's food in there! And a room with chairs and all windows to enjoy it. They...More

Thank Amber J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Must stop, walking on Main St. Located across from Historic Hotel Bethlehem. For a smaller shop, a very large selection of many book genres. Some gifts are also available.

Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 11 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mmetzis
Reviewed 9 July 2017 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 23 June 2017

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
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