In the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley in Chester County can be found one of America's truly distinctive rare and used bookstores. Baldwin's Book Barn has over 300,000 books in stock in a five-storey, rustic stone barn built in 1822 by Quaker dairy farmers. The business was started in 1934 by William and Lilla Baldwin and moved into the "Barn" just after World War II. Generations of customers and folk from around the world seek out this special haven for bibliophiles, scholars, and readers. There is a comfortable chair waiting for you by the old wood stove! Come browse and find that special book.
Books are shelved by subject and the larger sections are alphabetized. Similar subjects are found near each other, but serendipity is the watchword of the true bibliophile. There are also many decorative, leather-bound books and cloth-bound sets available for collectors, readers, and decorators.
Open seven days a week: Mon-Fri 9-9 and Sat-Sun 10-6.
Facility Amenities: Bus Parking, Free Admission, Pets Accepted
General Information: Dates Closed: Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day., Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm and Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm. Open evenings during the week., Open Year-round