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Moravian Book Shop

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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
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
when we moved to the area

a visit here was highly recommended...we went with visiting family at Christmas time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The bookstore (3 connected stores) is endless and there wasn't enough time to see everything, but then again, we'll be returning often. Children were welcomed as well as adults and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pj K
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East Lansing, Michigan
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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a visit here was highly recommended...we went with visiting family at Christmas time and thoroughly enjoyed it. The bookstore (3 connected stores) is endless and there wasn't enough time to see everything, but then again, we'll be returning often. Children were welcomed as well as adults and browsing (even with crowds) seemed encouraged. It's a fascinating bookshop with just a... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

You can't visit Bethlehem without stopping by the Moravian Book Shop. It is a bookstore, a gift shop, a Christmas mart and a snack bar in 3 stores that are adjoined. Wonderful selection for everyone!

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Philadelphia pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a good stop when exploring downtown Bethlehem. Browse the store and grab a cup of coffee or a flight of mead.

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A must stop if your touring Bethlehem,something for everyone.Be careful not to spend too much time in here as I did,this place just goes on and on.You can get lost in here.

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

They have everything, ornaments, books, soaps, foods. You could wrap up your holiday shopping here. They had a bus or two when we were there - small aisles but filled with lots of goodies. Staff helpful and friendly.

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Thank Donna S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Book Store is a must to go and walk thru and perhaps buy something special for someone. I always enjoy walking around the store, which covers several buildings.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This oldest operating book store sells so much more than books. There is a vast selection of Christmas decorations; kitchen ware; some clothing and jewelry; house decor; some baked goods; etc. Staff was very helpful. Couches to sit and thumb through books.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Moravian Book Shop is one of the oldest, independent booksellers in the United States. In addition to a fine selection of literature, there is a nice dining area for a light lunch, a wide variety of Christmas items year round and a wonderful gift and women's boutique if you are looking for something special for yourself or for a... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I fully expected to see a bookstore selling religious items, but I was floored when I walked in the door! The first thing I saw was a plethora of Christmas decorations and ornaments. Next, there were household gifts and related items, candy, a snack bar, then toys and books, and more and more delightful surprises at every turn. You could... More 

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Thank Susan S
East Meadow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Oldest bookstore in the world! Great variety of merchandise. If you love to shop- this is place should be on your list!

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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