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

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Best store for Bethlehem gift-giving

This shop is a must stop if you are visiting Bethlehem. As a book store it focuses on children's books and all things Bethlehem and Pennsylvania, but it is so much more than a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kurk H
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This shop is a must stop if you are visiting Bethlehem. As a book store it focuses on children's books and all things Bethlehem and Pennsylvania, but it is so much more than a book shop. It is a cafe, and gift shop as well. If you want to give a little piece of Christmas City to a loved one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit when you are in Bethlehem PA. It has all the appeal of a small bookstore / light lunch storefront in New England or along the Eastern Shore..Friendly , knowledgeable staff and just the right mix of local and seasonal finds. Don't miss this gem.

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Thank Kenneth K
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Moravian Bookshop is the country's oldest, continuously operated bookshop. It's adjacent to Moravian College, and is a large building oozing with the history of our fair city (founded in 1741 by German/Moravians and dubbed "The Christmas City"). The bookshop has been around for a LONG time, and it's a cool maze-like shop that offers Christmas ornaments (well, Bethlehem IS... More 

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Thank SheSaidSundayChris
Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Angel and I love this place. We enjoy all of the different sections and all of the different items for sale. We often purchase new Christmas ornaments here for our tree. Christmas just isnt Christmas without going here.

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Thank Rick M
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest bookstore in the country. They pride themselves in being able to get anything that is in print. They also have a large assortment of Christmas decorations and Moravian Star decorations around. Hit the meadery in the back.

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Thank 1976RN
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A interesting book store. I believe it is the oldest book store in the US. They have a inventory to satisfy everyones tast. The staff is knowledgable something that is hard to find in today's climate. Don't forget to check out the books.

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Thank Jim W
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step back in time into a good old fashion book store. This store also has great gifts and items to purchase. When in the historic downtown it is a must to walk in and browse.

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Thank Tom K
Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most recognizable stores in center city Bethlehem this is not just a bookstore but an emporium of awesomeness. From homemade chocolates, to local souvenirs and gifts this shop will suck you in and not let you leave. Everytime we go to Bethlehem we end up not even in the book section but an hour just trying to... More 

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Thank DanR575
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm sure your book interests are here. It's the other items here that are going to peak your interests. The ornaments, figureens, food,snack items, gourmet jars & cans and gifts to satisfy your desires. it is worth the stop.

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Thank koz2013
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Even if you are not an avid reader you should stop in here. I loved it from the moment I saw the sign outside. Old world charm!! I loved all the nooks and crannies where you could have a seat and read or just relax. Any type of book you want, they have or can get. We found several books... More 

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