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Baldwin's Book Barn

865 Lenape Rd, Rte. 100 and Rte. 52, West Chester, PA 19382-2142
+1 610-696-0816
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A wonderland of books

A huge antiquarian and secondhand book shop in the gorgeous Brandywine Valley West Chester PA. I... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
M Lauren L
Wonderful smell of actual books.

Been going to The Book Barn for 50 years and it still has that friendly odor of well read books... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
VinceT39
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“book store” (10 reviews)
“five floors” (8 reviews)
“love books” (5 reviews)
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865 Lenape Rd, Rte. 100 and Rte. 52, West Chester, PA 19382-2142
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+1 610-696-0816
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A huge antiquarian and secondhand book shop in the gorgeous Brandywine Valley West Chester PA. I found more than I was looking for and walked through the three floor barn with map in hand... bought several Wizard of Oz books from early 1900's after discussion...More

1  Thank M Lauren L
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Been going to The Book Barn for 50 years and it still has that friendly odor of well read books. Climbing up and down the stairs has become a challenge but the best books are on the 4th level. No matter the subject or interest,...More

Thank VinceT39
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great Used bookstore in A historic old barn. It's worth stopping to take a look at it even if you're not interested in books.

Thank jtmchugh
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

What a great selection of all types of books and literature when you poke around the four levels inside the ancient barn. This is a great place to unearth that special gift for that cannot be found anywhere else. Immerse oneself in the endless shelves...More

Thank ricky2246
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I had lived in West Chester for 5 years but it took a visit back to visit friends to get me to stop by and check out Baldwin's Book Barn. All I can say is that I wished it hadn't taken me so long to...More

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

My kids love to read, and they loved exploring this barn! That being said- its a great adventure for mature and quiet-bodied book lovers, not runners and grabbers. The barn is full of fun surprises, including a few cats. We also learned a bit about...More

Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was very pleasantly excited when I visited this five story, wall-to-wall, used bookstore! Lots of treasures and gems! Many old and antique books as well as new. Will definitely go again. I would caution anyone with strong allergies however as there was at least...More

Thank Brittany S
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

What an absolutely intriguing place to spend a couple hours browsing through books, of which many are quite old. It's a very old building that was originally a dairy farm house built in the early 1800's, and it was most recently converted into a book...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

In the interests of honesty, I will admit: my wife and I are retired public librarians so we may be a little prejudiced when it comes to used book stores. We came across Baldwin's Book Barn many years ago when we were staying at a...More

Thank Burkbob
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Baldwin's Book Barn. The Barn itself is just beautiful. The selection is tremendous.

Thank EllenPE
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christine w
19 May 2017|
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Response from Lonnie L | Reviewed this property |
yes there are books of all kinds
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