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Moravian Book Shop

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Address: 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
Phone Number: 610-866-5481

The world's oldest book store.

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During Christmas time this place gets packed! We come here several times a year to buy gifts and some books. Check out the 200 year old apothecary out back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

During Christmas time this place gets packed! We come here several times a year to buy gifts and some books. Check out the 200 year old apothecary out back!

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent bookstore. So many things to look at, I enjoyed it so much. I can't wait to go back again at Christmas time.

Thank Jewel M
Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest bookstore in U.S. Have everything in books and a cafe to snack between books. Grandchildren loved it.

Thank RAY A
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to shop for books. I especially like going there at Christmas time. They also have large selection of unique gifts, tree ornaments and don't forget the cakes, cookies and candy. The Moravian sugar cake is one of my favorites. They also have a complete area for children books.

Thank GrandmaCindy1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I usually always make a stop in this store during each visit to Bethlehem. It is huge and you can find just about everything you can imagine as a souvenir. This store also contains many unique novelty items. The cashiers are personable and truly make every customer feel appreciated.

Thank TravelRobs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Books, crafts, foods and more. One of the country's oldest book store. Lovely place with lovely people.

Thank ursula72
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have been here to meet authors, find wonderful presents, and to have the most amazing coffee. This is a most wonderful shop which I would highly recommend. They are even going to bring in someone with live owls for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child...how can you beat that?! Only trouble is finding parking in... More 

Thank Gabriella D
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley and I go to the Moravian Book Shop every year at Christmas, it makes the season complete. At Christmas it will always be crowded but everyone is feeling festive so you don't mind. There are many other great shops and places to eat on Main Street in Bethlehem.

Thank t0mc0urt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

There are no books here, just some notebooks. Its full of tacky gifts for older women that won't appeal to a younger crowd. The best thing there was their chocolate, and that was expensive.

Thank Omar D
Cherryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Many unusual gifts, beside some books.There is a small place inside to eat. Some of the gifts are hand crafted. It is especially fun to visit at Christmas. The staff is very friendly and helpful.Very much worth visiting

Thank 281EileenB

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