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Moravian Book Shop

428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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A lot more than a religious book store

I really wasn't anxious to visit this store after taking a city tour and learning the deep history... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Pine Bush, New York

America's oldest book shop (1745), the Moravian book shop operates today as a contemporary general... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Montville, New Jersey
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The world's oldest book store.
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428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5869
+1 610-866-5481
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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

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

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.

Thank RP2358
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Lots and lots of gifts and candy with a small bookstore component. It is a bit of tourist trap during the holidays, but is worth the stop to see the historic site. Despite what trip advisor says it is not the oldest bookstore in the...More

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This is not just a book shop it has a lot of different things in there. I love the Moravian stars the different choices of ornaments. It was a little crowded but of course look at the time of year.

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We go there everytime we go to Bethlehem...one of a kind place. .soooo many unique things. .plus a large bookstore..you have to go there when you visit the town...The new addition of the Meadery is a hit too.

1  Thank goatsforme
Reviewed 9 November 2017

In the heart of Bethlehem, PA ... you’ll discover a gem of a bookstore that offers books for everyone, a story hour for kids, music, gifts, jewelry, candy, gifts, Christmas items and more ... because you’re in the center of the historic district that offers...More

1  Thank wewillreturn2017
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The ghost tour was really fun. The guide was fun and knowledgeable. She told some history stories which were about the Revolutionary War. That part made it more interesting because I learned many interesting things that I never knew. But the walk through the graveyard...More

Thank 777rocky
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is the longest running bookstore in America, founded in 1745. But this is more than just a bookstore, as a matter of fact the bookstore is the smaller portion of this awesome treasure in downtown historic Bethlehem PA. Great place to find gifts for...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Excellent staff who can answer questions and guide the customer.. And they also sell gifts (especially for the Christmas season).

Thank Henrywarren
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