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Baldwin's Book Barn, West Chester

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Baldwin's Book Barn is an independent bookstore in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1946 by William and Lilla Baldwin. The store is located in a five-story barn built in 1822.
In the November 8, 1998 edition of The Baltimore Sun, Terry Conway described the store as a "treasure for passionate book lovers".
In 2010 the store was put up for sale. $10,000 of rare books were stolen from the store in 2019.
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  • I can’t tell you how many times I have gone past this special book store. I have read newspaper articles about the store...all the while forlornly waiting for a spare minute from working myself half.....  more »
  • This place is a book lovers treasure chest. I have always been a great lover of libraries and books in general, so I visit here to browse and buy books a few times yearly  more »
  • If you love books, you MUST go there. I can spend an entire day by myself just browsing, You get the coolest feeling while inside the barn. A feeling that you are never alone, but it is a warm friendly feeling. I have always found the prices to be reasonable also. A must stop when you are in the Philadephia area.
  • Cool spot and nice owners. Tons and tons of cool books! I believe some are very rare. If you like to read and collect books, then I highly recommend this place.

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