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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  • What a great selection of all types of books and literature when you poke around the four levels inside the ancient barn. This is a great place to unearth that special gift for that cannot be found an...  more »
  • I had lived in West Chester for 5 years but it took a visit back to visit friends to get me to stop by and check out Baldwin's Book Barn. All I can say is that I wished it hadn't taken me so long to v...  more »
  • My kids love to read, and they loved exploring this barn! That being said- its a great adventure for mature and quiet-bodied book lovers, not runners and grabbers. The barn is full of fun surprises, i...  more »
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  • 5 floors of vintage, rare, and wonderful books! They have books on just about any subject you can think of. We were greeted by a friendly cat named Bingo and the lady that rung us up was so sweet. Will definitely be going back, it's totally worth the hour and a half drive it takes me to get there!
  • Place is so cool. Well, actually a little hot in the summer, but so many great books to peruse.
  • A literary treasure hunt in a 200-year old barn (or something like that). You can have great fun getting lost wandering around this place.
  • I went here looking to kill time and browse some books. What a unique place to find used books and possibly some funny books as well! The variety here is really wonderful and the actual building is beautiful. Come here if you want to have fun browsing books and maybe to purchase some gems!
  • Great for browsing. Somewhat disorganised filing system.

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