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Oldest bookstore

Place ia great. They offer a wide range of items from Christmas ornaments,Moravaian Stars and... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Nothing like a Main St bookstore..love love love it. Oldest in the US and now section for... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
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The world's oldest book store.
428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had our NJ relatives in for a few days for our annual pilgrimage to Christkindlmarkt and Main St in Bethlehem. We stopped, as always, to visit the Moravian Book Shop. My wife and I had last been there in the Spring,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JoeyNMN
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While we knew the store changed hands, it is sad to see what our favorite Bethlehem store is like now. Gone is the Christmas flavor and character. Store is a disappointment compared to other years in its history. Crowds are gone and inventory is sparse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharyur_123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Moravian Book Shop was always a favorite stop on our Christmas visits to Bethlehem. It always had a wonderful selection of ornaments and gifts, and it always felt like a charming, cozy place. Now that the college took it over, it barely has any...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank weemurree
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I always enjoyed a walk through the Moravian Book Store in Bethlehem. Well as you may have read it was taken over by Moravian College and Barnes and Noble will be running it or should I say ruining it. I will admit it is under...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank BooBoo18069
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This bookstore used to be outstanding. However, it was taken over by new owners and much of the charm has been lost. The specialty foods and treasures are gone, and there are very few new books on the shelves. I was disappointed to see that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank LINYTravelers
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Place ia great. They offer a wide range of items from Christmas ornaments,Moravaian Stars and plenty of books

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nothing like a Main St bookstore..love love love it. Oldest in the US and now section for children's activities and also a book sign when I visited and always....little cafe. Great place...well done!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I really wasn't anxious to visit this store after taking a city tour and learning the deep history of the Moravian Church and the founding of Bethlehem. I figured it would be a typical Christian bookstore. What a pleasant surprise to find that this store...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 2Old2DieYoung
Reviewed 3 January 2018

America's oldest book shop (1745), the Moravian book shop operates today as a contemporary general store. Yes, they sell books including books about Bethlehem, Leigh Valley and Moravian life. Book signings occur upon occasion like Gregory D. Huber's "The Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Architecture &...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very cute gift shop with lots of unique items. Staff was very helpful. Much more than a giftshop also a full bookstore.

Date of experience: December 2017
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