Baldwin's Book Barn, West Chester

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Deep in the heart of the enchanting and historical Brandywine Valley in Chester County, Pennsylvania resides one of America’s truly distinctive bookstores. Baldwin’s Book Barn is a five-story antiquarian bookstore housed in a rustic dairy barn built in 1822 by Quakers Brinton and Sarah Darlington.
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  • 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 se...  more »
  • 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 matt...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • An amazingly beautiful place with books and books and more books. Five floors to be exact. Or maybe six? Who knows the books just keep going and keep going. Nice guy that owns it as well. I got a sociology text book for nine dollars
  • Been one of my favorite spots for almost twenty years! I went here as a child and now bring my older children. Endless selection. You can seriously spend three or four hours here, going from room to room, hidden alcove to hidden alcove. Great place to find an older novel for less than $10 if you don't care to have the latest best seller. Great selection of travel, art, poetry, history... Yiu name it, you can't leave without picking up at least one thing.
  • Beautiful place with beautiful books. Prices high for more current books. Organized by sections but not within sections which makes searching difficult.
  • For an old building the architecture was really cool but for walking through the establishment he had to constantly look over your head so your head would not hit a a wooden beam. Very crowded but some of the old books in air or cool
  • Really incredible book store! I couldn't believe the variety of sections throughout the store and the sheer volume of used books that they had. Truly, this is a book store worth traveling to see.
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