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

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Visited the Moravian Book Shop recently because my husband is a bibliophile. This however, is not the place to shop for books. The store occupies several storefronts and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Mary920
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Upstate NY
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Upstate NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Visited the Moravian Book Shop recently because my husband is a bibliophile. This however, is not the place to shop for books. The store occupies several storefronts and contains a plethora of items other than books: clothing, food, home decor, souvenirs. My husband was disappointed in the adult book selections, but I found a great Lego book for my grandson... More 

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New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

From Christmas ornaments, to books, to food, to household items and some clothing-this store has it all. You can browse for hours or have the helpful staff find what you may be looking for.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Purchased a limited edition Fontanini figure signed in person by Emmanuel, the visiting great-grandson of the founder of the Fontanini figurines made in Italy.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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129 reviews 129 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
85 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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