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“Worth the time it takes to search”

Baldwin's Book Barn
Ranked #1 of 6 Shopping in West Chester
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth the time it takes to search”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

It's a big place, and the rhyme and reason for the organization is not always clear, but exploring the books is like walking around a cluttered antique store. Take your time, and find something fun!

Visited October 2012
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“An adventure in the hayloft”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Baldwin's Book Barn is a West Chester institution. It's a real barn and not a Starbuck's machine in sight! You never know what you will find: rare editions, el-cheapo paperbacks, vintage items. Always easy to immerse yourself and explore. Out-of-town guests love coming here -- it definitely is an adventure!

Visited December 2012
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“plan to spend several hours!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you really love books, you could spend the day. If you don't, still stop and visit. Wander through all the rooms on all the levels. Even in hot weather, it's cool! The prices are not cheap, but they're reasonable if you find something truly special.

Visited July 2013
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Interesting Place for Book Store Geeks”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a real experience if you like unique book stores. Been there many times and always have many interesting finds.

Visited September 2012
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Exton, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Wooowwww - you don't have to be a book lover”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

The barn itself is impressive. I could just get lost in the 18th or 19th century barn structure. They had a ton of books, old and new. I really liked it, even though I'm not even a book-lover to be honest.

Visited October 2012
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