Pennsylvania March 03, 2018
This 5-Story Bookstore In Pennsylvania Is Like Something From A Dream
Need an escape from reality? Pull up a chair and open one of the thousands of rare books that sit on the shelves of this iconic bookstore in Pennsylvania. Book lovers won’t be the only ones enchanted by Baldwin’s Book Barn. This five-story bookstore in Pennsylvania, with its slanted ceilings and curved doors, provides ample opportunity to meet new people and explore a part of PA’s rich past.
Time seems to stand still at Baldwin's Book Barn. Nestled among the rolling farmlands in West Chester, the barn was built in 1822.
The Book Barn, originally opened in Delaware in 1934, moved to the old barn in 1946.
Lilla and William Baldwin, who founded the famous bookstore, lived on the property in a converted milk house.
Today, Baldwin's Book Barn beckons book lovers, historians,
and curiosity seekers with its five floors of rare, out-of-print, and antiquarian collection of books.
But, that's not all. You'll also find an impressive collection of used books, maps, and prints among the more than 300,000 items that line the bookshelves.
In fact, you never know what treasures you will find on the bookshelves. Looking for a favorite book from childhood? Or, a long out-of-print masterpiece you've always wanted to read? You just might find it at Baldwin's Book Barn.
Guests are invited to pull up a chair, sit back, and read for as long as they like during business hours. And, don't be surprised if one of the resident kitties rubs up against you as you read and relax.
Baldwin's Book Barn welcomes shoppers daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Baldwin’s Book Barn
865 Lenape Road
West Chester, PA 19382
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