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Baldwin's Book Barn

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Address: 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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Lost in Bookland

I don't know why it took me 70+ years to find this place, but I'm glad I finally did. So much fun exploring and getting lost in bookland. The friendly proprietress handed me a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know why it took me 70+ years to find this place, but I'm glad I finally did. So much fun exploring and getting lost in bookland. The friendly proprietress handed me a much needed map and guided me to the series of books I requested. Needless to say I was easily distracted by all the additional goodies. I... More 

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Thank nationalparkPa
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Book Barn! They have a very large selection so be sure to allot enough time to properly explore. If you are a book lover this place is definitely for you.

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Thank lauren h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Chester County gem of a place. I hadn't been in for awhile. It looks more organized, and the manager, Carol, was very helpful. You can find pretty much anything at Baldwin's. A great selection of maps, too!

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Thank Kevin B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing collection of used books! A must for any old book lover. There are five floors of interesting finds and nooks and crannies. Also a wonderful collection of rare books. Go visit!

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Thank Danielle S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the best place for used books - rare books & maps! There are books for every age! I always leave with a bag full of great finds!

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Thank McAxe
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

enter into a multi-leveled the maze. Floor after floor, room after room, upstairs through narrow hallways into small companies narrow passages open up into quiet secluded treasure trove of hundreds and hundreds of books. You will find local antique maps, charts, calendars, instruction manuals, illustrated books, framed artwork and prints. It's possible to locate childhood memories and rekindle an old... More 

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Thank Lonnie L
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I collect rare children's books and their selection is great! Truly a rare and magical book store that I hope to visit again and again!

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Thank MadeinNewY0rk
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

So many books in an awesome old building. A bit of history surrounding an incredible variety of books. Plus some rare ones that are first editions.

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Thank Denny R
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is one of the few quality used booksellers remaining and a major Chester County landmark. I am fortunate to live nearby, visiting often. Even if you carry your library in your tablet, a trip here may convince you to re-consider starting a home library. Beginning with the special collection of local books and prints on the first level, you... More 

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Thank Travelbug19382
Silver Spring, Maryland
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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place is so cool. So, so many books. I could have spent many more hours here than I did because my friends wanted to go to dinner.

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