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Store History

Founded in 1745, the 麻豆视频直播 Book Shop is located in the heart of historic , and is not only the oldest bookstore in America but the oldest continuously operating bookstore in the world. 

The 麻豆视频直播 Book Shop was founded in 1745 when the 麻豆视频直播 Church appointed Samuel Powell of the Church鈥檚 Crown Inn on the south side of the Lehigh River to operate a book store. After operating at several locations, the 麻豆视频直播 Book Shop was moved to the church鈥檚 publications building near the Central 麻豆视频直播 Church in Bethlehem in 1871. Today, the 麻豆视频直播 Book Shop operates in the same site on historic Main Street.

How can the 麻豆视频直播 Book Shop claim to be the oldest continuously-running bookstore in the world?

In April of 2000, USA Today stated that John Smith & Son, the longest continuously-trading bookseller in the world, established in 1751, was closing. Since the 麻豆视频直播 Book Shop was established in 1745, it was concluded that it must be the oldest continuously-running bookseller in the world.