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Moravian Book Shop

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Address: 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
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+1 610-866-5481
Description:

The world's oldest book store.

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Always a good stop

This is my favorite store in downtown Bethlehem. I always stop there, and it's a great place to get gifts, and find a nice selection of books. You can also grab lunch or coffee... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite store in downtown Bethlehem. I always stop there, and it's a great place to get gifts, and find a nice selection of books. You can also grab lunch or coffee here and relax.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Moravian Book Shop is an a charming bookstore in downtown Bethlehem. We especially love it at Christmas time. You can find unique items. It is a must visit.

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Thank Scott T
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a place you can buy calendars, candles, kitchen towels, matches, decorations, even good coffee in the coffee shop

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Thank Lika65
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to the Moravian Book Store in some time. I decided to visit to purchase some prints of Bethlehem to my disappointment the selection was not what I remember. The café was closed (which by the way had the best scones) and I was the only person in the store and it was mid afternoon. Not sure I... More 

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Thank dgl0712
Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I confess I almost never buy a book here. I pick up review guides, calendars, note cards and lots of gifts. Yep, this store has a bit of everything. You can find really unique gifts. The cafe when it's open also is wonderful to sit and relax before heading out to shop along Main Street.

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Thank Cynthia P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I truly am sad they took out half of this shop. Also the staff was rude except for one young male sales clerk.yes it was the day after Christmas and they were tired,but no excuse. Get another job if you can't handle retail.

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Thank Amy W
Rosedale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for Christmas, large store with a wonderful selection of Christmas decor and gifts. Enjoyed a leisurely browse thru the store..

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Thank Muchka57
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shop is packed full of books and gifts. Large selection of stars of Bethlehem. Interesting items, helpful cashier's and friendly shoppers.

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Thank Nancy V
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Gifts and books and more in a nice, old fashioned setting. Lots of support people available to help with shopping - cut PET section for gifts for animals and owners, nice Christmas Ornament selection - and books - lot of books. Including a recommendation section which I find nice.

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Thank Joe F
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Moravian Book Shop is just a wonderful place to visit. Lots of books for adults and children, a nice cafe, clothing items and a huge selection of Bethlehem and Moravian stars. Lots of craft items also. Nice, homey feel and it is an independent bookstore, a rarity these days.

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