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Moravian Book Shop

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428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
(610) 691-6619
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in beautiful center city Bethlehem, Pa. Great book selection. Area for childrens books. They also sell gifts, cookies, candy and my best Moravian sugar cake. They have Moravian stars and Christmas tree ornaments.i have purchases many uniques gifts here over the years.

Thank GrandmaCindy1
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Moravian Book Stop is a must visit! The store is immense in size and offers a pleather of items for every taste. Books, coloring books for adults, magazines, children's toys and books, games, and too many to mention. Friendly and helpful employees eager to assist.

Thank Carole S
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see a real book store! The help is very accommodating and this is a fun place to browse. It is possible to purchase hanging Moravian stars here.

Thank traveler133nyc
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is having me review this as a restaurant so it's not quite accurate. There is a little place to get pastries or something like that although it was closed at the time I went here. The store is really cool and is the oldest book store in the US. It sells all sorts of things (including books). It's not... More 

Thank Dan K
Sarasota, Florida
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367 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Moravian Bookstore has anchored Main Street, Bethlehem, forever, or so it seems. It sells a wide variety of stuff, from placemats to chocolates. It even sells books and has quite a good selection in fact. It's almost impossible to resist wandering in. If you are in Bethlehem it's worth seeking it out along with the other shops on Main... More 

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Galloway, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I have not been in the Bethlehem area for several years, and this was my primary reason to visit. The store is a treasure trove of books, Christmas decor, stationery, food, home goods and clothing. The staff is friendly and helpful. Many of the other attractions are closed on Monday, but one can spend hours in this store.

Thank 1971ttol
Brant Lake, New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to stop in because it is the oldest book shop in the US. It's definitely cool to visit it for that reason, but the selection will keep you browsing for a bit. I was a little let down by modern it was, though - but that's definitely a personal preference that shouldn't deter a visit to this shop.

Thank paladin1986
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

To call this a bookstore is like calling Whole Foods a produce store. Inside this collection of merged storefronts are cafes, specialty foods, clothing, jewelry, purses and accessories, greeting cards, Christmas decorations, toys, games, and of course, books. The book area contains what you might expect in an independent book store plus a special section of books pertaining to the... More 

Thank Bobbie B
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I have been going here before I even lived in Bethlehem and it was always my favorite memory. The best part is the candy area.

Thank Emily M
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

This store has such a unique feel as you walk in. The city is well represented in the items you see coming through. There is a gift shop and the book store. If you are looking for a Moravian star for display in your home, this is the place to get one! They have very friendly & helpful people in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: (610) 691-6619

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