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The Moravian Book Shop (est. in 1745) is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is the oldest bookstore in America and the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world. Its home to the Moravian College student bookstore. For nearly three centuries, booklovers have looked to the book store for its selection of books and iconic Moravian- and Bethlehem-themed gifts. The Book Shop continues to offer its iconic book section that features indie best sellers, trade books, and select books highlighting the history of Moravians, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Steel, the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania. The Moravian Book Shop sells and buys back student textbooks. The Book Shop stocks Moravian College apparel and gift items, reference books, stationery and art supplies, greeting cards, candy, and health and beauty aids. The inventory also includes traditional Moravian- and Bethlehem-themed gifts and College faculty- and alumni-authored books. In 2015, the store opened its first satellite location in Center City Allentown as part of the Two City Center complex. The location was closed in May 2017 to refocus on the Bethlehem location and remaining stock was moved there. In April 2018, nearby Moravian College announced the acquisition of the shop became the central student bookstore for the college. The official address of the Moravian Book Shop is 428 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.