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Moravian Book Shop

Address: 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone Number: 610-866-5481
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Ranked #2 of 9 Shopping in Bethlehem
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: The world's oldest book store.
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: The world's oldest book store.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family goes to Bethlehem at least twice a year, and we always stop in at the Moravian Book Shop. The shop is quite large, stretching along 3 or 4 storefronts, and has a very varied selection. The first (farthest uphill) seems to be holiday and Bethlehem tourism related stores. Lots of beautiful ornaments and glass stars. The next is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I loved it! It was so much fun. There is a little bit of everything in there. I loved all of the Christmas ornaments. I would of spent hours in there if I could of.

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Unionville, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Find things Moravian, eclectic and more. I love the Christmas decorations and the souvenir stuff. Browse through the bookstore for local authors, topics and more. Home garden and even chocolate for that sweet tooth. I love wondering through and have even eaten there on occasion. A great place to shop when in Bethlehem.

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Plaisir, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I really like this store. There is a huge diversity of goods and it's great for gift shopping. But as its name implies it is a bookstore. So imagine our surprise when we asked for the art book section and there really wasn't one.....cookery books galore, books on sports, gardening, history, and of course far too many books about ghosts,... More 

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West Chester, PA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Amazing huge store with something for everyone. Books games Christmas Byers figures santas Moravian history and more. You could spend hours wondering around this place. We enjoyed the experience for sure. Plan to spend time here. Staff is super friendly.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My wife and I visited the store today(12-23-13) to do Christmas shopping for family members. We are from out of town and waited to get to Bethlehem to do our shopping. We both are 66 years old and I have hip problems which limits my ability to stand for long periods of time without resting it some. We were shopping... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews 218 reviews
73 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This store is much more than a book store. Lots of specialty foods. Lots of Christmas decorations. Great selection of unique books. Nice way to spend an hour or two or a cold winter day. They also serve food.

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

You would not think this store is so big or it has a little of everything (Yes books too) terrific place to get unusual gifts!

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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

From the main menu, to the desserts and coffee...then books,and book-lovers' accouterments, there is no better place to spend a couple of hours. Oh, let's not forget the gift items and crafts!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food, large selection, wonderful teas, great place to eat and people watch. It is in a large unique book and gift store that sells everything...upscale. Shop then enjoy lunch !

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