Baldwin’s Book Barn: Say Hello to the Resident Cats

The only thing better than curling up with a good book on a snowy day? Curling up with a good book and a purring cat. You can do both at Baldwin's Book Barn not far from Heritage Crystal Springs in West Chester. A few resident cats live at the book store, winding between the shelves of books and around the legs of customers.

The critters are a real selling point for many patrons of Baldwin's Book Barn, but the walls and walls of books don't hurt, either. This five-story former home was built back in 1822, and it still looks much like it did back then. The only difference is that it's been stuffed with every type of gently used novel, rare book, manuscript, and map, not to mention paintings and even antiques. There are more than 300,000 pieces of inventory to explore, so allow plenty of time when you visit Baldwin's Book Barn.

Baldwin's Book Barn
865 Lenape Road
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 696-0816

Shop Small Business Saturday in Downtown West Chester

Holiday shopping season's almost here, and one fun place to shop near Heritage Crystal Springs is downtown West Chester! The area's full of shops offering gifts, stuff for the home, gourmet food, fashion, jewelry, and much much more. On Saturday, November 28, many downtown West Chester retailers will participate in "Small Business Saturday," an increasingly popular event which features many great deals at locally-owned stores.

Some of the shops you can see in downtown West Chester include gourmet stores like A Taste of Olive and Kreutz Creek Winery, gift and home-goods shops like 5 Senses and Moonflower, boutiques like Nich, Blink, and Malena's, and specialty stores with everything from fine chocolates to gear for runners. You can see a full list of downtown West Chester shops by clicking here, and if you'd like to grab a bite to eat along the way, the area has dozens of restaurants, too!

"Small Business Saturday" in Downtown West Chester
Saturday, November 28

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