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Moravian Book Shop

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Delicatessen, Family Fare
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428 MAIN ST, Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 691-6619
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oldest Bookstore in the Country

My husband and I visited the bookstore during a visit to Bethlehem. This is a quaint shop with a nice selection of books. We spent some time looking around at their offerings and the prices were comparable to any other bookstore. You must make a stop at this bookstore, if for no other reason... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
caribbeantraveler91
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Pennsylvania
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English first
Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I visited the bookstore during a visit to Bethlehem. This is a quaint shop with a nice selection of books. We spent some time looking around at their offerings and the prices were comparable to any other bookstore. You must make a stop at this bookstore, if for no other reason than to say you visited the... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Here's a treat for the tourist as well occasionally for the locals. If you need some Christmas decorations this is the place to shop...anytime of year. But please also check out the cafe - good food; prices okay...some on the high side. And, check out the book store...good selections for kids, too. And, don't miss the last shop for feature... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

There is a new sheriff in the Moravian Book Shop called Thomas at the Book Shop. Went there today for the first time and what a nice surprise it was. Thomas who took over the Book Shop eatery has had it for only 6 months. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and taught at Northampton Community... More 

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Definitely make this a priority visit! Huge store, so many books & goodies to choose from! Everyone was so nice & helpful.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Moravian Book Shop is an absolutely delightful place to both shop and eat. It is located on Main Street right in the heart of the historic district of Bethlehem, across the street from the Hotel Bethlehem. The store is arranged in three distinct sections. On the south (right) side is the home accents section. You can find dinnerware, throw... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We decided to walk around the town of Bethlehem right before Christmas. As we walked by the book store we realized that we had never been in it however have heard so much about it. It is truly an amazing sight when you walk in and try to take in everything around you. What beautiful items they have to offer.... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My family of six ate here for a late lunch during the week of Christmas. We were one of only a few people dining in the cafe, but our order was mixed up and took quite a while to arrive at our table. The food, acorn squash soup; kale, sausage, and white bean soup; and chicken paninis were fine, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

To us it was the most special place with miscellaneous type of shopping areas in one store besides the bookstore

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Westbury, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Started out as a bookstore but expanded into multiple stores with a fantastic selection of gift and Christmas items, plus a small cafe and food shop. A must see for anyone who is in Bethlehem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The shop is deceptively large with items from pastries, to Christmas items, gifts and most of all books. Loved they have authors coming in for book signings and while I was there, Santa made an appearance. Can't go to Bethlehem and not enter this wonderful wonderland.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 MAIN ST, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: (610) 691-6619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Family Fare

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