Lehigh Valley is not just celebrated for its scenic beauty but also for its vibrant literary scene. Home to an array of bookstores, from historic establishments in Bethlehem to quaint nooks in Allentown and Easton, here's a tour through some of the best bookstores in Lehigh Valley, each with its unique flair. Immerse yourself in a paradise for readers and literary enthusiasts alike. 

Moravian Book Shop

428 Main St, Bethlehem

This bookstore in Bethlehem PA holds the title of the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world. Opened in 1745, the Moravian Book Shop stocks a selection of titles, local artifacts, and traditional Moravian treats. A special highlight is their local interest section showcasing publications about the Moravians, Bethlehem Steel, Lehigh Valley, and Pennsylvania. 

Book & Puppet Co.

22 Centre Sq Cir, Easton

Family-owned with its own Mythoprint Publishing arm, this Easton bookstore offers a diverse selection of books, toys, and gifts. They are well known for their engaging children's literature offering, lively weekend story hours, costume characters, and entertaining puppet shows.

Book And Puppet Co. Store Interior in Easton, PA

Let’s Play Books Bookstore

244 Main St, Emmaus

Organizers of the Lehigh Valley Book Festival and numerous literary events, this Allentown book store is a favorite of local book lovers and indie authors. One of the best Lehigh Valley bookstores, Let’s Play Books Bookstore curates a literary collection catering to all ages, all while supporting local authors with a program that lets them sell their books via consignment. 

The Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House

20 N 3rd St, Easton

Experience a beloved Easton bookstore that’s the perfect cozy spot to do a bit of reading with a good cup of coffee. This bookstore is a haven for readers looking to browse their extensive collection of over 50,000 titles, or just sit back and read in a welcoming, relaxed setting.

Weil Antique Center & Zionsville Antique Mall

While not traditional bookstores, these two antique malls, Weil Antique Center (2200 31st St., S.W., Allentown) and Zionsville Antique Mall (7567 Chestnut St., Zionsville) offer an eclectic mix of antique books amidst their vast collection of antiquities from hundreds of merchants. You could easily spend a whole day browsing through their selections. 

The Old Library Bookstore 

Owned and operated by a mother and daughter since 1996, this bookstore in Bethlehem holds over 26,000 used and unusual books including a collection of collectible photos, maps, and memorabilia. You can also browse their online shop ahead of time.

Bookshelves at The Old Library Bookstore in Bethlehem, PA

JAF Comics 

This comic shop in Lehigh Valley is known for its wide selection of new comic books and graphic novels. Nicely cataloged and organized, staff are also happy to help secure special orders from comic book publishers. 

Whether you are in Bethlehem, Allentown, or Easton, these bookstores offer great reads for everyone, from the casual reader to the avid collector, and offer a peek into the local culture of Lehigh Valley.